How long did it take you to write your Dissertation Watch

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Just wondering for reference. In total should be 8,000 words, and I've written around 2,000 so far. Diss is due in around 3 weeks.
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Just wondering for reference. In total should be 8,000 words, and I've written around 2,000 so far. Diss is due in around 3 weeks.
If it's due in 3 weeks, you need to be doing 2,000 words per week at the very least, as you'll also need time to do referencing, final edits, formatting checks etc.
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If a uni module is 200 hours and a dissertation is usually worth 2 modules, that makes it a 400 hour task. I'm not going to pretend that everyone puts those hours in, or that you can't do well with limited time. But it's not a simple matter of write loads of words.

As PhoenixFortune says, you've got around 6000 words to write in 3 weeks. That's 2000 words a week. But that doesn't factor in any of the other stuff you need to do (referencing, research, proof reading, etc.). 2000 words is a few hours work. 6000 words of a dissertation is not a few hours work.

And what other people spent on it is irrelevant. I'm not even in my final year yet and I'm planning my dissertation now. That has absolutely no relevance to you though, nor is knowing that even remotely useful.
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I did my undergrad diss in about three weeks and still managed to get a 2:1 for it. It's doable but you have to be prepared to work hard.
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I have to write like 30,000 words in two days for a freaking A level coursework, it does not mean my coursework is due in two days but I want to finish it in two days to get it out of the way
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I have to write like 30,000 words in two days for a freaking A level coursework, it does not mean my coursework is due in two days but I want to finish it in two days to get it out of the way
Why would you rush it? Isn't it more important to actually do high quality work, even if that means taking your time over it?

Don't look back and regret rushing is all I'm saying.
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Does anyone need help in academic paper or dissertation writing ??then contact me
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Two weeks, 20k words.

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Does anyone need help in academic paper or dissertation writing ??then contact me
Be very careful how you answer this question: are you offering a dissertation-writing service?
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I help students in writing dissertations and their academic papers, Do you need?
Offering this kind of service is forbidden on TSR, as it violates the requirement that all educational establishments have, that a student's submitted work is entirely their own work.

Also your writing - what little of it I can see here - is bloody awful. I hope that, whatever writing you do do for people, you aren't charging much.

Finally, I am a professional writer, with half a million words published and another couple of hundred thousand words in various states of editing/formatting. If I ever come to you, it will be for nothing more demanding than toilet paper.
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This is all about the other people think about your writing, do not worry
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