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I'm way over my word count but all the information is important and adds to understanding the topic in depth. I've never used appendices before.
How long/how many appendices can an essay have? Is there a %?

I have facts but also some personal observations which I consider important to note or reveal my critical thinking. But i don't want to be marked down for over-using appencies.
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There is no limit on the amount you can have. If you feel its relevant, then absolutely put it in. Your appendix and reference list doesn't count towards your word count so don't be worrying about that. But the main body of work, you can be 10% +/- and try to be very strict with yourself on word counts. A lot of people who mark them will stop reading after the allowed word count and won't mark anything after, regardless of content. Good luck.
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(Original post by puddlehopper69)
There is no limit on the amount you can have. If you feel its relevant, then absolutely put it in. Your appendix and reference list doesn't count towards your word count so don't be worrying about that. But the main body of work, you can be 10% +/- and try to be very strict with yourself on word counts. A lot of people who mark them will stop reading after the allowed word count and won't mark anything after, regardless of content. Good luck.
Thanks! Do you think it's better to put the +10% as an appendix and keep the word count perfect or in the essay? Assuming it is all within the 10% margin.
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If your word count is 2000, you're allowed 1800 or 2200. The appendix and reference lists don't count towards this at all. So don't worry about either of those. I like to have a separate word document for appendix and another for reference list, then when the paper or essay is done, add them in at the very end. It's easier for me to keep check on the word count doing this.
I'd try and make the essay or paper relevant and within the upper limits of 10%. It's so easy to get carried away. 🙈
So use all the words as your essay, as appendix and reference lists don't count towards it. Make the essay awesome. 😊 Hope that helps.. 😊
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