Before people spit out their beverage of choice and say that ‘yes, of course it does! In any story, whether it be recounting a rather embarrassing night out with the groom or a wicked short story, some description is necessary but how we share descriptions with the reader (or listener) can make a huge impact. Consider this, if we go back to our ‘strange noise in the house’ scenario, what information does the reader need? When using description, it’s important to describe the area where you want the reader’s attention to be.
They must have an idea of what the noise sounds like to understand why it’s a cause for alarm. So, in the house’s case, we want the reader to focus on the sound more than the person investigating.
Note: This calculator provides an indication only and works most accurately for an academic essay with four paragraphs per page and no (sub)headings.
I feel like this is a really stupid question, but I need to ask it anyway.
Yeah I know I'm 4 words short, which is why I don't want the title included as that is more than 4 words, therefore I will get penalised if it is included and I don't know it.
I've emailed my lecturer to confirm if it's included or not.
For example, at my university we had a cover page (including the title, registration number, etc.) and it wasn't included in the word count and neither was the reference list or appendix if used.
You work your butt off to create something powerful that will leave one heck of an impression, slog over your writing for hours on end before finally sitting back, filled with proud satisfaction only to realise… Do you:a) Rant and rave about how unfair it all is and then eat that snack that’s been sat in the fridge calling you for the past half-an-hour?
I have a 1000 word essay I've written and it's 996 words.
However I'm not sure, does the title count towards that limit?