## Estimating Your Points

- 40 Typing Club lessons,
*or* - 20 Quia quizzes,
*or* - 4 pages of writing,
**or**
some combination of the above. |

- 20 Typing Club lessons,
**or** - 10 Quia quizzes,
**or** - 2 pages of writing,
**or**
some combination of the above. |

#### To estimate your points for written work:

- You get 2 points for every 10 words that you write. (That's the same as saying you get 1 point for every 5 words that you write).

So, you can count the number of words and divide by 5.

Or, you can divide by 10 and then double it. Dividing by 10 is easy because you just move the decimal point one notch to the left. (Then double it to get your points).

That still leaves the question: How do you count words?

Writers use the following rule of thumb:

- 1 page = 250 words

Therefore:

- 1 page is worth about 50 points.
- 2 pages is worth about 100 points.
- 3 pages is worth about 150 points.
- 4 pages is worth about 200 points.

For a more exact count, you could paste your text into a Google Doc, then go to "Tools".

Or, you can do what I do. I use a Chrome extension called Word Counter Plus.