How Long Is a 1,000-Word Essay?

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A standard double-spaced 1,000 word paper in Times New Roman font is approximately 4 1/2 pages. A standard piece of copy paper accommodates up to 250 words.

The page number can be different based on the required formatting specifications. For example, if the paper is single-spaced, then the paper will span only 2 1/2 pages.

Most courses require papers to be in a standard 12-point font, double-spaced and with 1-inch margins. The Modern Language Association and the American Psychology Association follow these guidelines.

Moreover, academic papers should include a header with the last name and page number in the upper right hand corner. Consult the instructor of the course to confirm which style the paper should be written in.

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