I take too long to write essays.

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I feel that I'm taking too long to write essays (which are never shorter than 3000 words ).

The one I am currently working on isn't due until mid-December but I really need to get a move on because I have 4 others which are due around the same time and are similar in length.

I work hard and do a lot of preparation, maybe too much but I study history so I need to do a lot of reading... The one I'm working on now is 3000 words minimum so probably 3500 and I've spent two weeks researching and reading, 2 days making plans (these are also assessed so a lot of effort went into them), and I started writing it yesterday and I'm on 350 words.

My main problem is word counts and reaching them. I always get the grade I'm aiming for but when I get feedback it is always asking for a higher word count. And so, I'm spending too long writing essays trying to bump it up. Any help? Advice? :dontknow:
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Writing long essays will always take a long time especially if you are a perfectionist and writing freely. The best way to overcome this is to come up with an elaborate outline (pegged on your thesis statement) once the assignment is assigned. Outlines are then portioned into headings and subheadings and can be tackled partially. That is, you can jump from one portion to the other if you exhaust an argument and return later when everything is clear. This can also help you avoid repetitions in addition to making the composition coherent. Make sure your references are done right the first time round or you will get a hard time correcting and mapping them appropriately.
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