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By this i mean under the 10% leniency, usually i'm fine with the required word count and do pretty much exactly how much i'm meant to, but the current essay i'm doing i really feel like theres nothing less for me to talk about and therefore i'm just adding more and more waffle.

I'm happy with what I have but if it gets graded down purely by wordcount then i'm not sure
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Usually yes
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(Original post by Sakisaka)
By this i mean under the 10% leniency, usually i'm fine with the required word count and do pretty much exactly how much i'm meant to, but the current essay i'm doing i really feel like theres nothing less for me to talk about and therefore i'm just adding more and more waffle.

I'm happy with what I have but if it gets graded down purely by wordcount then i'm not sure
It depends on your specific university, but generally, anything outside of the 10% leniency can be penalised.

I have a **** tutor right now who'll complain if I use the full 10% over but within the leniency.
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Sorry, just to add something.

My reaction when finding my essay is exactly the word limit:

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You shouldn't be penalised provided you fit it roughly to the word limit.
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(Original post by Sakisaka)
By this i mean under the 10% leniency, usually i'm fine with the required word count and do pretty much exactly how much i'm meant to, but the current essay i'm doing i really feel like theres nothing less for me to talk about and therefore i'm just adding more and more waffle.

I'm happy with what I have but if it gets graded down purely by wordcount then i'm not sure
Word counts are never quite exact, but someone reviewing your essay will see the word count and their first question will be 'why'. Was this person rushed for time? Did they not know enough about the topic? Did they not do enough research?

I would recommend that you try to get as close to the word count as possible. One of the easier ways is to search for another couple of references or journal articles and add those in to support the points you've already made.
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