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Word Count in a 5 paragraph essay

In Step 2: Reading Instructions we discussed how to calculate word count from the number of pages.

Recap - Calculating the word count of a paper:

a. Multiply the number of pages by 300 (2 * 300 = 600).

b. Calculate 20% of the result in a above (20 /100 * 600 = 120).

c. Subtract the answer in b from the answer in a to get minimum word count (600 – 120 = 480). 

d. Add answer in b to answer in a to get maximum word count (600 + 120 = 720)

Each section of a five-paragraph essay takes a specific percentage of the word count.