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word limits in Essays [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2009, 10:19
How strict are word limits in essays?

e.g. 640 for 600 word essays ok?
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Re: word limits in Essays [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2009, 15:04
Yes, 640 words for a 600-word essay is fine. I use a "10% over" rule of thumb: it's OK to go as much as 10% over the stated word limit, though I try not to press that. But 640 should be fine.

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