Posts tagged: word counts

Watching your Weight?

5 February 2016

No, I’m not being personal about your wobbly bits, I’m talking about WORD COUNTS.

When you are given an assignment you are usually told how long it should be. This shouldn’t be a problem with short works like essays and reports, but when you are doing an extensive piece of work, such as a dissertation or other final year project, word counts can be worrying.

Is it too big?

Let’s look at what is and isn’t included in your word count.

First, what’s not included. The following are called “front matter” and are not part of your word count: read more