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    Default How do you calculate the exact number of words in your essay

    Hello, there
    I'm new here and i think i could learn from you guys a little about improving English.

    I have a question about writing an essay. Usually you are asked to write not more than 150 words on IELTS writing exam. I just wanted to know how to calculate the exact number of words in your essay??

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    Default Re: How do you calculate the exact number of words in your essay

    If you are using a program such as MS Word, there is a word count system available.

    If you are writing it by hand, then you will have to keep a count.

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    Default Re: How do you calculate the exact number of words in your essay

    Also, remember that you're not going to fail or be marked down if you write 151 words. In most exams, they allow 10% either side. In practice, most markers, will not count your words, but they will have a fairly good idea of how long a 150-word text is. If you exceed the limit a lot, they may exclude the last part of the text, which could have a negative effect on your mark. Get a general idea of how about many words you normally write on a line when writing by hand and use that as a guide.

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