If you check the “About” page of the database for dissertations and thesis, you will see the following word limit: 350 for dissertations and 150 for theses. In other words, graduate students who write hundreds of pages over months (if not years) must “condense” their papers into no more than a page (for PhD) or less than half a page (for MA).  If they can do it, you can write 150-200 words for your 7-10 page paper. The key is knowing what your argument is and you know that AFTER you have completed your paper.

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