What is word count?

Word count is the number of words in your document. In general, it only includes the main body of your text. It doesn’t include cover page(s), table of contents, abstract, references, and appendices.

Why should I follow the word count?

Your teacher might specify the word count for an assignment. It can provide you with a guideline on the complexity and scope of your work. The word count also guides you to elaborate or simplify your ideas.

Automated Feedback checks the number of words in the body text of your works, excluding cover page, table of contents, references, and appendices. It can help you produce assignments with the appropriate length.

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