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Word count available in Sandbox? Questions about draft for existing article

asked 2017-03-27 05:20:34 -0500

anonymous user


updated 2017-04-05 14:32:22 -0500

We are working on a Linguistics Project and our draft/page has to be 1,000 words. I am very confused about how to format it within the sandbox and also print the draft out for peer review; I've asked my teacher and fellow students about this, but I'm still extremely unsure. I am editing and adding to an existing article, so do I copy the entire article into my Sandbox and just make edits and notate them each time I change something in the edit summary ? My worry is that even if I know that I have around 1,000 words total, how will my professor be able to see that, apart from comparing my draft to the existing article or going back and forth through my edit history?

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answered 2017-03-29 04:00:11 -0500

My recommendation would be to work on the draft in your sandbox and keep a bit of a journal while you are editing. By this I mean that you have a word document open and you cut/paste your additions there. You can also keep track of this via your contributions.

As an example, I'm going to use some of the contributions I've made under my main account, Tokyogirl79 and in particular, the edits I made to the article The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure.

By selecting two revisions on the article's history section you can compare them to show what was added to the article, in this case a source. Looking at one of the other edits, you can see where I added a claim about the book.

As for how she will be looking for the differences, the best thing to do is ask your teacher what they will be looking for. Each teacher grades differently, so they may be looking for more of a general amount of words (ie, length) rather than a specific word count. When it comes to printing, printing out the article before and after wouldn't be a bad idea. You could use a highlighter to show your specific changes as a whole, if you liked.

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