Counting Words

In the previous lesson, you wrote a blog post about yourself. In this lesson, you're going to verify that you wrote enough words to earn an A+.

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio.
  2. Select (highlight) the paragraphs that you wrote for "About Me".
  3. Go to Tools and select Word Count.
  4. Make a mental note of the number of words that you wrote.
    • Do not confuse Word Count with Character Count. It's the Word Count that's important.
  5. The next question we need to answer is this:
    • Did you write enough?
  6. The minimum word count for this assignment was 100 words. Therefore . . .
    • If you wrote 100 words or more, you're okay. You're going to earn an A+ for this assignment.
    • If you wrote less than 100 words, you didn't write enough to earn an A+. If that's the case, now is your chance to write more:
      • Can you add a few more details?
      • Can you add a few more sentences?

Key Point:

Each time I give you a writing assignment, I'm also going to give you a minimum word count. This is the minimum number of words that I expect you to write.

To earn an A+ for any writing assignment, make sure that you always meet the minimum word count.

Self Check

Is your blog post "About Me" at least 100 words?