How long does it take you to write a 2000 word essayWatch
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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.
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.
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.
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