Friday, June 27, 2008

Word Count

The draft of my thesis that I turned into my committee consisted of 132 pages of text (5 chapters, references, and 2 appendices) plus 21 pages of front matter material (title page, abstract, table of contents, etc.). Can you guess how many words, according to Microsoft Office, were in this draft of my thesis?

All applications must be received via comment on blog by July 3, 2008 at 8 p.m. MST to be considered. The person who correctly guesses the number of words without going over will be declared the winner. All estimation techniques are permitted and encouraged. The prize is dependent on the winner. Possible prizes include: baby quilt, retro-apron, 5-course dinner, organ/piano lessons, etc.

Good luck!


Critchlow said...


That's my guess. But there are some unanswered questions here:
1. Font type
2. Font size- we all use to strech these two.
3. Number of graphics, tables within body of text

Tenille said...

Here are the answers to your questions:
1. Times New Roman
2. 12-pt.
3. 4 figures, 21 word tables

Jen said...

31,554 :)

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Taylor said...


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Nathaniel & Tenille said...

Jeff guesses 113,000. Karla doesn't know what to guess, but if Jeff wins Karla gets the apron!