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    Hi, just wondering how much under the word count of 1300 would people say is acceptable for a higher English folio piece?

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    I believe we were told around 700. But I found it hard to stay within the 1300 once I got started.
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    (Original post by Aidan.15)
    Hi, just wondering how much under the word count of 1300 would people say is acceptable for a higher English folio piece? Thanks.
    Hi. I sat Higher English in May and the advice from my teacher (SQA folio marker) was that although there is no lower limit, discursive essays should be about 1100+ and creative/personal essays could be as short as 800/900 words if making it longer would be to the detriment of the quality. Use these figures as guides but do not try and add in words just to get closer to the limit. Hope this helps
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    Thanks, spoke to my teacher today and she said anything over 1000 words should suffice for our creative essays, assuming they're of a high standard
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    The official minimum is 700 - the recommended minimum around 900-1000; both my folio pieces for Higher were pushing the 1300 upper limit tbh
 
 
 
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