Is there a word limit for the AWA essays?

No, there is not a word limit for the essays. When writing your essay, it's most important to build a coherent argument; the content of your essay is much more important than its length. However, if you still need a word-length guideline, you can take a look a look at these sample essays on the ETS website:

If you'll notice, the essay that scored a 6 is around 500 words. :)

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