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jpk

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Just a question..
how long should an essay be for a advanced student?
I was told to do 6 A4 pgs written. Wat about u guyz?
 

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i dont do advanced but i used to and i always wrote at least 6 pages for an assessment. But i always got crap marks. So now i do standard and still write 6 pages and get top marks. So i dont suppose that really helped did it.
oh well.
 

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quality over quantity
if u can do 3 pages of quality it's better than 6-10 pages of bullshit
 

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6 pages for the aos essay- if ur writing three thats not enough to cover adequately- unless ur handwriting is microscopic :p
 

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these are the word counts for my essays are they writable by the average student? (i know my bnw is a bit too long so how long should it b?):

change essay- 1500 words
bnw/br-1900 words
King Lear-1300 words
frontline-1300 words
 

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most people do around 1000-1200 words in the 40 minutes..depends if exam stress speeds you up or slows you down.
they recommend we write one of the booklets for each essay (if you havent seen them, they are so easy to fill, the lines are about a metre apart and they're smaller than a4)
 

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Originally posted by hipsta_jess
most people do around 1000-1200 words in the 40 minutes..depends if exam stress speeds you up or slows you down....
hmm...ok so i'll prolly need to cut down my bnw essay to 1000 words. :eek:
 

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hmm... i generally write as much as i can, which is normally 10 pages (mostly bulls^@#) but showing them that u no ur text closely with all the relivant crap included like techniques etc...u get the gist
 

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i cant get my essays below 1200 words and i seriously cannot write all my model essays in 40 minutes- i mean how do people get into enough depth.....?
I do about 5-6 pages (a4), how many booklets is that?
 

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yeah i reckon an essay shud be 1000 to 1200 which for me, is about 6 a4 pages... hav a look at past band 5/6 responses... they are only 5-7 pages in length and probable 1200 words at the most
 

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Originally posted by freaking_out
these are the word counts for my essays are they writable by the average student? (i know my bnw is a bit too long so how long should it b?):

change essay- 1500 words
bnw/br-1900 words
King Lear-1300 words
frontline-1300 words
alright i've cut down on my essays and here are my figures:

change- 1550
bnw/br-1500
king lear-1200
frontline-1300


i wanna know if the above are doable by the average student...
 

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no way! I go to a selective school and I write 4-5 A4 pages in 40 min (about 800 words at the most) and I'm in the top third of advanced English at my school. I thought I wrote fast! How are you guys doing this? I can't comprehend how it's physically possible!!
 

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The maximum I've written in an exam was 6 a4 pages.. my hand was numb for the rest of the day >_>

I guess it all depends on your handwriting... I usually write around 5 pages per essay in 40 minutes.
 

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You people are amazing, how do u write so much in 40 mins? I once tried writing 8 A4 pages as fast as i could and it took me around 80 mins. I do about 3 and a half to 4 a4 pages in 40 mins... I am not worried though becoz i am coming 2nd in advanced english at my school...
 

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