How long does it take you to write a 2000 word essay

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It normally takes me ages to complete a single essay. When I write I second guess everything or think its not good enough. I lose motivation and essentially just crash and have my weekly breakdown. The quickest I have been able to complete a 2000 words took me around 12 hours non stop. I kept putting the essay off until it was too late and I had to just do it no matter how bad it was
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for my exams we have to do 3000 words (1 long essay, 2 shorter) in 36 hours. For the long answer I spent most of the first day doing it
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Hi,
I know what it feels like to second guess yourself and things. I tend to be able to do that in about 3 hours with breaks (A levels btw). I normally do it in my free periods, I put my earphones in and zone out. I don't really get distracted. Is there a friend who is doing the same course as you? If so, perhaps ask them to proof read your work and see if there is any factual errors. When I do essays, I tend to share them with other people in my course and they give me theirs, this way we can read each others and make sure nothing is missing out. Also, when you loose motivation, take a time out and do something fun. Trying to write an essay with zero motivation is such a boring task.
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Oh my gosh you sound just like me. I thought I was the only one that did things like this
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Can bang out a 2000 word essay in 5 minutes. Easy.
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It depends on the essay title and content. If I find it easy, then pretty quickly. If not, it'll take longer.
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My record for a 3000 word essay is 4 hours from plan to completion with a break for lunch in the middle, I guess it'd take about 3 hours for 2000 words

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(Original post by Chaz254)
Can bang out a 2000 word essay in 5 minutes. Easy.
Of course.In a world where 5 minutes are 50 days that is.
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What is even worse is having to pick sources and citing them (going back to look for the page number, author and date) as well as providing a bibliography in the end. It really is hell.
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It really depends on who how you are as an individual. You should ask yourself how much you really know about the topic, and how fast you can type on your laptop/computer.

As for me personally, planning has a huge impact on how well I get my job done. If the topic is interesting, I tend to write faster than usual because I'm more engaged. As a whole, if the subject is interesting it takes me a few days to finish my work, however, if find the topic rather boring it takes me a while longer.
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y'all are stressing me out i have to write a 2500 word essay by monday and i haven't even read the book i need to write the essay about. im dead.
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No more than 2 hours usually. But it could take me longer if I really struggled with the topic, I guess.
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This morning I unknowingly and honestly wrote a 2000 word pentadic analysis of a short story in less than two hours. I started at 7 am and finished at 8:45am. To be fair, I’d been thinking about the contents of the paper for a while in the back of my head, but nothing beyond the major points. On the downside, I’m missed class to complete the paper... win some you lose some—emails a thing for a reason though.
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Usually took me around 2 days to write a 2000 word essay unless I had less than 2 days to write it. I'm not the fastest writer at all but it didn't matter.
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Love marking essays written in two hours.
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2 weeks probably.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I have several drafts in that time. The first draft would probably take me 4-5 days to write.
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(Original post by Ilikepringles72)
It normally takes me ages to complete a single essay. When I write I second guess everything or think its not good enough. I lose motivation and essentially just crash and have my weekly breakdown. The quickest I have been able to complete a 2000 words took me around 12 hours non stop. I kept putting the essay off until it was too late and I had to just do it no matter how bad it was
About 2 weeks because I procrastinate then have a breakdown about procrastinating.
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It recently took me a week just to write a mere 700 words. I'm way too much of a perfectionist and obsess over every sentence so I'm dreading when I have to start writing longer essays :eek3:
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I am exactly the same, I feel you
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