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hayz1987
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Word count

Postby hayz1987 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Hi everyone!

In regards to word counts how many words under/over can I go? Is it 10%?

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Re: Word count

Postby Karen Hayday » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:33 pm

No, I am afraid not. Ascentis increased the word count and now you need to stick to it as much as possible, though obviously, we do not expect you to put in two extra letters on something just so that you can hit it.

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Re: Word count

Postby Karen » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:47 pm

Unfortunately you must stick to the 1000-1500 words for 3 credit assessments and 2000-2500 for 6 credit assessments.
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Re: Word count

Postby carrotcruncher » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:29 am

You can go over and under per each individual TAQ but you cannot exceed the maximum word count per unit as detailed above

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Re: Word count

Postby hayz1987 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:14 pm

Thankyou

I'm currently on study skills where some TAQs have no word count, are these still included in the overall 1000-1500 words for the 3 credits? I know the unit is ungraded but want to get into good practice

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Re: Word count

Postby Karen Hayday » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:35 am

In some assessments throughout the course, you will find it says something like: There is no word count for this TAQ. and it means any work you do for such questions are not counted in the word count. Only questions with a word count are counted in it.
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Re: Word count

Postby Urbashi Dewan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:11 am

I am still confused. I have got 3 tasks to complete 2000 words. it's 6 credits.
But, I exceed a bit 88 words.
Tell me please what're the words count.

Last time, I was told to rewrite another assignment.That was ungraded but I had to reduce as
it was exceeded 50 words.

Thank you for your kind suggestions.

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Re: Word count

Postby Urbashi Dewan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:32 am

Karen Hayday wrote:No, I am afraid not. Ascentis increased the word count and now you need to stick to it as much as possible, though obviously, we do not expect you to put in two extra letters on something just so that you can hit it.

Karen


Hi Karen,
Can you briefly explain a little bit, please?
Last time, I was told not to exceed the word limit as I believed that the limit may be up to 10% over.
This time, I have done assessments containing 3 tasks and it's total 2088 although the words limit is 2000 words.

I am rather confused.What's the rule of more/ fewer words to write an assignment in Access to Nursing level 3, please?

Thank You.

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Re: Word count

Postby Karen Hayday » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm

The word count was increased about 2 years ago by the awarding body and in doing so they stopped alowing people to go over by 10% however, if you were two words over to finish a sentence no one is going to quibble about that. However 500 words is a good long paragraph and the moderators will not accept it I am afraid so you do need to stick to the word count otherwise your tutors will return your work to you and ask you to reduce the word count.

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