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Hi, I'm doing a midwifery Access course, and I'm on unit 7 (academic report about human reproduction). I know no one can really help me, especially without seeing my report, but I just wanted to vent a little bit. I'm struggling with the word count. :mad: The max word count for this assignment is 2000 words. I could easily use 3500 words, and my report wouldn't be thorough enough. I separated the unit for 17 separate little subjects (including the introduction and conclusion). It means, for every subject I can use 117 words! 117 words for subjects like female reproductive system, childbirth, menstrual cycle, etc. It's like 10-15 sentences! I cut out so many things already and shortened the sentences that I feel I don't even use proper English anymore. And the assessor in previous feedback mentioned that the bullet points are not good enough for description. It's so annoying that I have to spend more time on shortening than an actual report writing.
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Hi, I'm doing a midwifery Access course, and I'm on unit 7 (academic report about human reproduction). I know no one can really help me, especially without seeing my report, but I just wanted to vent a little bit. I'm struggling with the word count. :mad: The max word count for this assignment is 2000 words. I could easily use 3500 words, and my report wouldn't be thorough enough. I separated the unit for 17 separate little subjects (including the introduction and conclusion). It means, for every subject I can use 117 words! 117 words for subjects like female reproductive system, childbirth, menstrual cycle, etc. It's like 10-15 sentences! I cut out so many things already and shortened the sentences that I feel I don't even use proper English anymore. And the accessor in previous feedback mentioned that the bullet points are not good enough for description. It's so annoying that I have to spend more time on shortening than an actual report writing.
Ah, I remember this struggle well. I love writing and found myself rambling, even if I thought it was relevant to the topic. I got my mark back for our practice assignment on Cell Biology and I got a Merit, mainly because I wasn't being direct. A friend who got the highest mark in the class gave me a super helpful tip: write as if you hate the person reading it. Direct. Straight to the point. You don't like them. Keep it short. Don't waste words.

It worked, and I got Distinctions in every assignment after that Good luck.
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Ah, I remember this struggle well. I love writing and found myself rambling, even if I thought it was relevant to the topic. I got my mark back for our practice assignment on Cell Biology and I got a Merit, mainly because I wasn't being direct. A friend who got the highest mark in the class gave me a super helpful tip: write as if you hate the person reading it. Direct. Straight to the point. You don't like them. Keep it short. Don't waste words.

It worked, and I got Distinctions in every assignment after that Good luck.
Thanks for your advice! I actually managed to downsize it. Oh, I hated them while I was doing it, that's for sure! The assessor accepted it but said that some of the explanations were limited. At least I'm over it now. Thanks again!
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Hi, I'm doing a midwifery Access course, and I'm on unit 7 (academic report about human reproduction). I know no one can really help me, especially without seeing my report, but I just wanted to vent a little bit. I'm struggling with the word count. :mad: The max word count for this assignment is 2000 words. I could easily use 3500 words, and my report wouldn't be thorough enough. I separated the unit for 17 separate little subjects (including the introduction and conclusion). It means, for every subject I can use 117 words! 117 words for subjects like female reproductive system, childbirth, menstrual cycle, etc. It's like 10-15 sentences! I cut out so many things already and shortened the sentences that I feel I don't even use proper English anymore. And the assessor in previous feedback mentioned that the bullet points are not good enough for description. It's so annoying that I have to spend more time on shortening than an actual report writing.
Then you need to see the woods for the trees and focus on the main points whilst condensing others. Soemthing will have to give and some of your writing will not be scoring any marks even though you view it as indispensible. You need rebuilding rather than tinkering. the task is to write the best report you cna within the word limit. so some things are going to be more important than others.
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if anoyone needs help i got a merit for this unit just message me x
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