Short essays need to be written rather often by students of all departments. So sooner or later they all start wondering: how long is a 300-word essay? Shall it be typed in a manner that would fit the whole page or even two? Or shall it take the least space possible? Various types of writing involve setting a 300-word limit, such as cover letter, business email, short review, response paper, explanatory note, small article, etc. If you have never written short essays, you probably have no idea how long a 250-word essay or a 300-word essay is and how much space they take up visually.
Actually, the length of a 300-word paper depends on the formatting parameters used in your electronic document, and can be the following:
- ½ pages in case you are using single spacing for your typing;
- 1 page in case you have set double spacing for the document.
The other parameters that determine the length of the paper include the margins and the font size. Moreover, not only the font size matters but its style as well: the same font size 11 looks very different on Aerial and Times New Roman. Besides, the citation style required by your professor also matters, as in some cases the upper part of the page will be taken by the student’s information, while in other cases the essay text begins right from the top of the page.
Pages by Word Count
For your convenience, we have analyzed the different typing parameters and their impact on how much space short essays take. Use the table below to see how many pages is a 300-word essay when written with various fonts, and how long the short essays of other word counts can be.
|Word Count||Pages (single-spaced)||Pages (double spaced)|
|200 WORDS||⅓ PAGE||⅔ PAGE|
|250 WORDS||2,5/6 PAGE||2,5/3 PAGE|
|300 WORDS||½ PAGE||1 PAGE|
|400 WORDS||⅔ PAGE||1⅓ PAGES|
|500 WORDS||⅚ PAGE||1⅔ PAGES|
|600 WORDS||1 PAGE||2 PAGES|
|750 WORDS||1¼ PAGES||2½ PAGES|
|800 WORDS||1⅓ PAGES||2⅔ PAGES|
|1000 WORDS||1⅔ PAGES||3⅓ PAGES|
|1200 WORDS||2 PAGES||4⅘ PAGES|
|1500 WORDS||2½ PAGES||5 PAGES|
|2000 WORDS||3⅓ PAGES||6⅔ PAGES|
|2500 WORDS||4⅙ PAGES||8⅓ PAGES|
|3000 WORDS||5 PAGES||10 PAGES|
|3500 WORDS||5⅚ PAGES||11⅔ PAGES|
|4000 WORDS||6⅔ PAGES||13⅓ PAGES|
|5000 WORDS||8⅓ PAGES||16⅔ PAGES|
|6000 WORDS||10 PAGES||20 PAGES|
|7500 WORDS||12,5 PAGES||25 PAGES|
|8000 WORDS||13⅓ PAGES||26⅔ PAGES|
|10000 WORDS||16⅔ PAGES||33⅓ PAGES|