who are you to say that 10 pages won't 'cut it'?p342i said:Sorry to be antagonistic, but what if you write 20 pages of quality as I did; and my writing is medium (7 words per lin). I agree, 48 pages is a little excessive and your most likely to just piss off the marker; but I dont think 10 pages in one hour section in an extension subject is going to cut it.
Exemplar is 22 pages of big writing (5 lines, use that as a guide.
[plus I dont believe that person wrote 48 pages]
LISOC said:who are you to say that 10 pages won't 'cut it'?
regardless of the exemplar of 22 pages, a good response will get the mark it deserves whether or not it fills two or twenty booklets. if somebody is able to eloquently argue their point in 10 pages where it might take another 20 to make that same point, i'm sure the marker would be more in favour of the clearer, more direct response. if, however, one is able to submit a 20 page response with twice the content of the aforementioned 10 page response then they would be rewarded for such a rich, well-developed response.
in both cases, quality always trumps quantity. if you have both (as you seem to believe), that's fantastic but i wouldn't be so quick as to make such brash statements.
I think people saying they wrote 30 and 40 page essays are lying. To do a 48 page essay you would have to be writing non stop with 3.75 seconds per line. That leaves no time to call for new booklets, no time to change pens, or look at the question post-reading time. You dont even have time to turn the page! So being relaistic. You are only going to be able to have 3 seconds at the most to write each line. I even think that is being pretty lenient. So if your writing is big [which it must be to write 48 pages] you should be writing 5 words per line; thats less than a second per word!darcho said:fuck me i wrote 12 for each and thought that was heaps, i simply couldnt write any faster. plus i think most ppl on here r talking out their ass.
Dunno, some people double space. Also a mate of mine writes abouts 3 words per line, so perhaps you could get through 48 pages.p342i said:I think people saying they wrote 30 and 40 page essays are lying. To do a 48 page essay you would have to be writing non stop with 3.75 seconds per line. That leaves no time to call for new booklets, no time to change pens, or look at the question post-reading time. You dont even have time to turn the page! So being relaistic. You are only going to be able to have 3 seconds at the most to write each line.
I will disagree. I did not write nearly as much as some people here, but people who pay out people saying "if you cant write a good essay in under 20 pages another 30 will not help" are rather jealous (I know I am.) Quality and answering the question is important, but if you can engage the task with DEPTH you are likely do very well. I would find it hard to beleive some of the ridiculous numbers posted, but I still think if you answered the question (which were fairly general, especially for postmodernism) then the more the better. Sure you will overload examples and analysis, but its not like you are going to lose marks, you may just gain a few.Ghazi said:11 Essay
But honestly, guys, anyone who gets a thrill out of saying they wrote more than anyone else seems to be missing the point. In my internal assessments I have never written more than 9 pages for a response (our assessment booklets have a few more lines than the HSC) but have consistently beaten people writing three and four times as much. WHen you get to the point of putting out 20+ pages, it really becomes a purging of everything you can possibly get down in the time you're given, which isn't neccessarily answering the question. The teachers in my school, at least, are far more likely to reward a 8 page essay which covers everything neccessary rather than a 30+ page essay which may have about 10 pages of relevance.
I'm not sure if it has something to do with the Crime fiction elective, but I don't think the top 5 ext 1 students in my year have ever had to write more than about 15 pages for the essay.