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How Do I Write a 750 Word Essay?


A 750-word essay requires you to split up each section of your paper into a certain number of words to ensure that you meet the minimum word count and that you do not go over it. Precise planning in the pre-writing stage of your essay is the best way to approach writing an essay with an exact word count requirement. You will write concisely and to the point in your essay to save space and words. You may have to write more in some sections to provide further explanations and to meet the minimum word requirement.

Outline your essay on paper. Decide on the points you absolutely must make in your essay. Superfluous evidence or redundant statements should be cut from the outline. They will not be used in an essay with limited room to elaborate. Order your points from the most important to the least important. You will make the strongest impact with your most powerful statement from the beginning of your essay. You might also arrange your points or statements chronologically.

Write your introduction to be about 100 words, stating the three points you will make in your essay. With this word count, your essay will be in five-paragraph essay form. If you need more or fewer paragraphs in the body to prove your point, adjust the number of words per paragraph accordingly. Within this space, write a sentence to catch your reader's attention, state your thesis and summarize the points you will make. Discuss the broader impact of the issue and relate it to readers.

Lay out each of your essay's main points along with evidence to support them. They should each relate directly to your thesis. Use transition words, such as moreover, however and additionally to improve the flow of the sentences within each paragraph and between paragraphs. Write each paragraph to be about 150 words. Use another 100 words where needed in the body to further expound on points and provide evidence where you can use some support. Your total number of words should be about 600.

Write a conclusion of about 100 words. Your conclusion draws your arguments to a close. Summarize them and state the importance of your conclusion to your audience. Connect your readers to the issue at hand by spelling out the relationship between them.

Read through your essay carefully, cutting out extra words where they are not needed. If you do not have enough, ask someone else to read your essay and ask him to point out areas that are not as strong as others. Provide additional evidence or explanations to add more words and to make your essay more clear.

About the Author

Leyla Norman has been a writer since 2008 and is a certified English as a second language teacher. She also has a master's degree in development studies and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.