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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingnothing999
    Does any1 know how to write faster?

    After finishing my mid english exam, the one thing that failed me, was my speed.
    I've achived a pretty average mark in my essay though, but I would really like to get to a higher level.
    I also seem to be having trouble writing stories to the specific topic we have studied such as authrority.

    Well, yeh... If any1 could tell me any technique or ways to fix my problem it would be gr8!!
    last year, my grade had this "pen weights" craze, where people stuck a weight at the end of their pen, the theory being, come exam time, you take it off and you write faster.

    i dont actually know if its really that effective, but i guess its worth a try.

    and if you're looking for a smooth pen, atlantis is the best around.

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    im in year 10 at a selective school and i recently had an english exam on john keats' poetry..

    i wrote 1490 words in 40 minutes, and it was a pre-prepared essay which i adapted to the question.

    my writing was legible, but definitely not my normal type of almost-perfect print handwriting. im getting it back toomrrow, so hopefully i blitzed it!!
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by swathard
    im in year 10 at a selective school and i recently had an english exam on john keats' poetry..

    i wrote 1490 words in 40 minutes, and it was a pre-prepared essay which i adapted to the question.

    my writing was legible, but definitely not my normal type of almost-perfect print handwriting. im getting it back toomrrow, so hopefully i blitzed it!!
    It's not about quantity but quality. Sorry, the quantity never makes up for the quality. That's the problem about being in Yr 10, they never know whether quantity is more important or quality is more important.

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsam
    It's not about quantity but quality. Sorry, the quantity never makes up for the quality. That's the problem about being in Yr 10, they never know whether quantity is more important or quality is more important.
    1500 in 40min is crazy. i could do 1200-300 in 40 but i try to have 15% less words than what i can write so i get time to adapt to q.

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by munchiecrunchie
    last year, my grade had this "pen weights" craze, where people stuck a weight at the end of their pen, the theory being, come exam time, you take it off and you write faster.

    i dont actually know if its really that effective, but i guess its worth a try.

    and if you're looking for a smooth pen, atlantis is the best around.
    Yeh that works really well

    Just get 2 rubbers and stickytape them to the end of your pen. As you get quicker, find something heavier

    Masturbating also helps...

    Last years did that, but there was one kid who forgot to take the weights off during the exam... Poor fool

    Like seriously, just wank...

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsam
    It's not about quantity but quality. Sorry, the quantity never makes up for the quality. That's the problem about being in Yr 10, they never know whether quantity is more important or quality is more important.
    Oddly, you assume those who write a lot aren't writing quality.

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Ha ha, a girl I work with said she didn't do the hsc because she wrote too slow. When I asked her wpm, she said less than 10 - not from memory though, but writing straight off a sheet


    I usually pre-prepare them to around 1000 (which gives me time to adapt to the question, and finish comfortably) but I could push 1300 easy

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    500-700 words max

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by melonkitten
    500-700 words max
    Uhh 500-700?

    Fair enough, but I would be worried that people who are aiming for the same marks as you are writing twice as much...

    And quality doesn't suffer too much if you're preplanned it properly and adapt, getting a balance between quality & quantity works out fine for me.

    I've probably posted here before, but you could do 1000-1400 depending on how well prepared and practised you are I think.

    Handwriting unfortunately suffers, but the girl who is topping our school with 100% across 4 units of English so far has pretty bad handwriting -- so I'm not too worried that its a dominant factor in deciding marks.

    Quote Originally Posted by bradman
    Ha ha, a girl I work with said she didn't do the hsc because she wrote too slow. When I asked her wpm, she said less than 10 - not from memory though, but writing straight off a sheet
    Oh dear...
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    The standards IMO are 1000-1300

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    im the one that posted and said i wrote basically 1500 words in 40 minutes..

    i got my assessment back and i got 15/15. which shows that my writing had quality AND quantity.
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    i just counted one of my modules papers from the trial.
    just over 900 words.

    the other two were probably between 800-900.
    i need to write faster.
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    I battle to reach 800.... im so fucked trials are in a week
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    1250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swathard View Post
    im the one that posted and said i wrote basically 1500 words in 40 minutes..

    i got my assessment back and i got 15/15. which shows that my writing had quality AND quantity.

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    About 1000.


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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rampager View Post
    Consider a typical exam question for Paper 2 of English Advanced, where you have 3 essays to write and 40 minutes for each question.

    How many words can you write in 40 minutes? For me, i'm absolutely pushing it at about 920 words. I've done 1000 words in 40 minutes before but I could barely read my own writing.

    I'd love to see the length of the essays other people are planning to write out for the HSC.
    If I've memorised it and I don't waste time getting straight into it about 800 - 900 for the trials where I don't know what my essay will be about then maybe 600 if i panic

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Currybear View Post
    I battle to reach 800.... im so fucked trials are in a week
    agreed : / lucky mine start tomorrow

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkeh View Post
    Yeh that works really well

    Just get 2 rubbers and stickytape them to the end of your pen. As you get quicker, find something heavier

    Masturbating also helps...

    Last years did that, but there was one kid who forgot to take the weights off during the exam... Poor fool

    Like seriously, just wank...
    hhahahhahahah nice subliminal messages :L i also heard about someone who forgot to take it off he had batteries on his pen :L

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    Our teachers are expecting 1400-1500
    So far I can only manage 1100
    Yay -_-

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    For trials - did 1300ish every 40 minutes.
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    ~900-1000 when I write non-stop, and think of my introduction and thesis statement during the Reading time. ( i prepare my body paragraphs).

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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    1100 words in 40 minutes. I wrote 22 pages for paper 1 of my trials (English Advance AOS)
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    Re: How many words can you write in 40 minutes?

    A year 12 student from Ryde Secondary College said mixing crushed Ritalin in energy drinks was common among his peers "to get a good boost during tests".

    He tried the mixture while studying for his trial exams earlier this year, and said that it drastically increased his word rate.

    "I was set to write around 2000 words but at the end I noticed I had written over 9000," he said.

    Students asked each other whether or not they sat the exams "natty" (naturally), he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiritual Being View Post
    A year 12 student from Ryde Secondary College said mixing crushed Ritalin in energy drinks was common among his peers "to get a good boost during tests".

    He tried the mixture while studying for his trial exams earlier this year, and said that it drastically increased his word rate.

    "I was set to write around 2000 words but at the end I noticed I had written over 9000," he said.

    Students asked each other whether or not they sat the exams "natty" (naturally), he said

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/healt...#ixzz2bFs75kJT
    Bullshit. 9000 words /120 minutes = 75 words a minute .... Not possible ..
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