Any letter or report should be at least 150 words long, that’s 17 lines. Different people have different handwriting styles, but on average, between three and four pages of handwriting fills a typed page if you use single spacing. The requirement for an essay is at least 250 words, which equals 28 lines and you should count the lines, not the words. If you use double spacing, of course, you get between one and two typed pages. 1,500 words is 3 pages single spaced, 6 pages double spaced. The amount of words on a single page varies depending on the size and margins of the page, but generally it's 250 words per page. Word count for handwriting depends entirely upon your writing - how large your words are. So divide 100,000 by 250 and you get 400 pages. 1,000 words is 2 pages single spaced 4 pages double spaced. If you need proof, have a look at any of your essays and count how many words per line you write.

Another factor that influences your outcome is whether you use college-ruled paper or wide-rule paper. There are times when it helps to know how many words per page you're writing. While a general guideline is one page is 500 words (single spaced) or 250 words (double spaced), this is a ballpark figure. Here are basic word to pages conversions: 500 words is 1 page single spaced, 2 pages double spaced.