Can I go over the word limit on college essays?
First, we’ll answer the question directly: Schools are not out to reject you for going over a word limit by a small amount. However, if you can stay within 10% of the word limit for an essay, you probably are okay. Having said that, we rarely encounter an essay that we don’t think can get down to the word limit.
How do you write a conclusion for a university?
A great conclusion should include:
- A clear link back to the question.
- A sentence or two that summarise(s) your main argument but in a bit more detail than you gave in your introduction.
What happens if you go over the word count at university?
1) The Word Count When you get to writing university essays, everything changes. Many universities apply a kind of ‘penalty’ if either of these happens. A pretty common one is your mark will be reduced by 10% if you’re 10% over or under the word limit.
How can I make my conclusion longer?
How to Write a Strong Conclusion for Your Essay
- Restate the thesis by making the same point with other words (paraphrase).
- Review your supporting ideas.
- For that, summarize all arguments by paraphrasing how you proved the thesis.
- Connect back to the essay hook and relate your closing statement to the opening one.
How do I reach page count?
19 Things Every Student Tries To Make Their Paper Seem Longer Than It Actually Is
- Make sure you included everything you were supposed to.
- Load up on transitional phrases.
- Spell out your numbers.
- Ditch the contractions.
- Make your header way longer than necessary.
- Make your spacing larger.
How much over word count is acceptable?
Unless the lecturer tells you that these limits are strict, it is normally acceptable to be 10% above or below this word limit (so, for example, a 2000 word assignment should be between 1800 and 2200 words).