This is a question we get from time to time. The truth is there is no definitive answer to this question. The number of words it will take to fill a page will depend on a number of factors including the type of font used, the font size, spacing elements, the margins used on the paper, the paragraph length, etc. For those who need a general rule of thumb, a typical page which has 1-inch margins and is typed in 12 point font with standard spacing elements will be approximately words when typed single spaced. For assignments that require double spacing, it would take approximately words to fill the page. Since there can be a large variation on the number of words needed to fill a page, most papers are no longer assigned by page count.
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