# One typed page= ? handwritten?

Does anyone have experience with this? If I have about 1.5 pages of (single spaced!!) 12 pt font, Times New Roman text, how many pages will this take up if I handwrite it? I have normal/medium sized handwriting.

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Handwrite it on college ruled notebook paper, fronts only. : )

Last I figured, one full type-written page was about 2.5 handwritten, or at least pretty close.

spendy (1446)

I agree with watson on that one. You could always do some kind of ratio to figure it out. Copy a couple lines from the computer and see how long it takes on notebook paper. Then just compare it- if 2 computer lines takes up 5 paper lines, then count the lines on the computer [usually there’s something in the program that will tell you] and multiply by 5/2 to estimate how long it’d take on paper.

Perchik (4952)

You wacky math major. <.<

delirium (13667)

My (no pun intended) old high school English teacher used to pound into our heads that one typed page of single spaced, 12 new times roman is equal to 3 written pages. Of course that’s along with the damn poem, “The Color Purple”.

Did I mention she was crazy?

Randy (11194)

Or… You could just write out one page and have a perfect scale for your own handwriting.

Upward (740)

Ask your professor what his standards are; if he wants them typed, then turning in handwritten papers is just asking for them to be handed back to you with no grade.

cwilbur (14169)

Obviously, cwilbur. I think most people know that by the time they get to college – handwritten is hardly the general expectation. : )

This is specifically supposed to be five handwritten pages. And as I always type, I have no idea how many words/how much information is on a page like that. But I have 1.5 pages of typed text so from what everyone’s saying that sounds about right.

Thanks guys!

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