Philosophy Of The Cosmos - Assignment Word Count
Someone's asked me how to work out the word count for your assignments and, specifically, whether quotations count.
The answer is that everything you write counts towards the word count, with two exceptions:

Everything else DOES count towards your word count. Footnotes count. Quotations count. So do figure captions, poems, and anything else you include.
By the way, another question I've been asked is how much bibliography you should have. The answer is that for the first two (short) assignments, it doesn't really matter how long the bibliography is provided you cite everything you use directly (because otherwise you'd be done for plagiarism).