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How Many Pages Is 1000 Words?

Answer: 1000 words is 2 pages single spaced or 4 pages double spaced.

However, those figures will still vary, depending on what you are writing and where you are writing it. All of these will differ if you are writing an essay for school, an article for a magazine or newspaper, or a blog for the web.

Let’s explore each of them:

Essay For School

Whether you’re writing an essay for your college applications, or for papers for your courses, you should always take note of the format requirements. Those are font, font size, margins, spacing, and the like. For example, if your history professor asked you to write a paper about the America’s Founding Fathers and it should be in Times New Roman, 12 point, one inch margin, and double spaced, you’d have the aforementioned two pages. However, if they gave a different format (smaller or larger font size, a different font), your paper might have more or less pages.

Article For Publications

If you write for a magazine or newspaper, you will write your 1000-word article in either Microsoft Word or Google Docs. There, you will see how many pages you’re currently in while writing your article. However, the space your article will take up depends on how the publication lays out your piece. It may take up a whole page, or just a small space in the publication.

Blog Post For A Website

Now, for a blog post, how the readers will see it will also depend on the website’s layout. If the website has a text-focused layout, your piece may take up huge space. On the other hand, it may just be on the side of the website.

Make The Most Out Of Your 1000 Words

Page counts always depend on a few factors. It will not be the same each and every time, so be watchful of the format guidelines your professor, boss, or editor will give you! Now, let’s see how you can make the most of your 1000 words, whatever article or paper it is you are writing:

Introduction

This is the beginning of your piece – spend the first 100 words of your piece for the introduction. In this part, grab the readers’ attention. Make them want to read your piece until the end. Furthermore, familiarise your audience with the topic with some background information. You should also explain the purpose of your piece and present a strong thesis statement in this section.

Body

This section will take up most of your word count. You can spend up to 700 words for this section. In multiple paragraphs, flesh out your topic further, present arguments, and draw a conclusion. Make sure that your arguments and conclusions are strongly backed up by research and reliable evidence.

Conclusion

For the final part of your piece, spend the last 200 words of your piece reiterating your thesis statement in a new way. You should also summarise the most important points previously stated, and finish off with a strong conclusion.

How To Write An Excellent Piece

Whether it is an article for work or a paper for school, you should always see to it that your piece presents a good topic, argument, and conclusion. Here are some pointers that can help you:

Take note of the format requirements.

Take a clear note of the format required for the piece, especially if you are writing a piece for school, writing contests or academic journals. It will not matter if your essay is good if you did not follow the format guidelines.

Understand the question or topic thoroughly.

Before you can write an excellent piece, you first need to fully understand what you’re writing about. This way, you can identify what type of piece you need to write. Is it a how-to article? An opinion piece? You will know once you fully understand the topic.

Create an outline.

Having an outline will make sure that you have an organised piece. In this stage, divide your piece into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. Write down the topic at the top, then your major ideas, and the conclusion. Also, write down the smaller ideas that will help support your arguments.

Start writing.

This is where you’ll flesh out those ideas. Make sure that your arguments are backed up by evidence and research, especially if you’re writing a news article or an academic paper. Make sure those evidences are from reliable sources (don’t trust Wikipedia!) and you cite those sources.

Proofread and edit.

While some might think that the process is done after you finish writing, that is not the case. The first draft is something that should be edited and polished if you really want a good piece. Check for grammar and spelling errors, filler sentences, and double-check all the arguments you made. You can use free proofreading tools to help you. This way, you will be confident that you’ve done your best and passed an excellent piece. But for that to happen, give yourself enough time to research, write the first draft, and proofread your work. As always, better time management and not procrastinating is the key!

Here you go! You are now all set to write your piece well. But if ever you need a refresher on how many pages a certain word count takes up, just proceed to read on below!

To Clear It Up…

Here is a handy chart you can refer to everytime you are unsure about your paper’s word and page count:

By word count

How many words do you need to write to fill a certain number of pages?

Number of words

Number of pages

(single spaced)

Number of pages

(double spaced)

250

1/2

1

300

3/5

1 1/5

400

4/5

1 3/5

500

1

2

600

1 1/5

2 2/5

750

1 1/2

3

800

1 3/5

3 1/5

1000

2

4

1200

2 2/5

4 4/5

1500

3

6

2000

4

8

2500

5

10

3000

6

12

3500

7

14

4000

8

16

4500

9

18

5000

10

20

6000

12

24

7500

15

30

8000

16

32

10000

20

40

By page count

How many pages do you need to write a certain number of words?

Number of pages

Number of words

(single spaced)

Number of words

(double spaced)

1

500

250

2

1000

500

3

1500

750

4

2000

1000

5

2500

1250

6

3000

1500

7

3500

1750

8

4000

2000

9

4500

2250

10

5000

2500

To make sure that you have the right word count, use our word counter tool to check your word count, and find out how many pages they make up! Good luck with your writing!


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