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    Just wondering whether nesa takes into account how many pages u write for ur essays cuz like i write pretty small so the 1400 words of my essay fits into about 4 pages only whereas my friend's 1200 fits into 6 pages and i remember my teacher saying you cant get a band 6 if u write less than 6 pages so... do i have to write bigger or nah??
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    since ur atar aim is an asterisk u don't even have to write anything
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    no of pages are irrelevant, since writing sizes significantly differ (like you stated)

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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    After you get into the writing range of 900+ for essays and 800+ for creative (what I think is necessary to write a detailed, in-depth and good response) the amount or words or pages is irrelevant. My essays were about 800 words creative, 1100 discovery essay, mod A 1000-1100, 1000-1100 for mod b, 1000 mod c
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    If we're talking strictly page count I always ended up getting to 5 pages for most my essays (given my handwriting size). I would definitely take the advice of following word count over page count but if your in the exam room you can use my estimate for a 950 word essay to be 5-6 pages
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    You don't need to write bigger.
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    For 900+ essays I write around 5-6 pages but that depends on the size of my handwriting. Usually I hit 5 coz when I go fast I go small. But really it's your quality that matters more. Don't wanna write loads of words that are rubbish in the end. Examiners know when you're trying to fool them.
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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dilara98 View Post
    Usually when I go fast I go small. .
    Hopefully this only applies to your writing

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    Re: how many pages for a band 6 in eng?

    I'm more concerned on why you're trying to write 1400 words for hsc...
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