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Hi,
I wanted to know some more information regarding Economics at university, specifically Nottingham and Warwick.
I struggle with long answer questions at Economics A Level, not in terms of content, but in terms of thinking of the correct points to write and formulating the argument within the time given in the exam. Will this be an issue for University Economics?
I am aware that Econ at uni is much more maths based (which I'm much stronger at) but are there still a lot of essays to write? Im not too fussed with writing essays as coursework when given time, but I do struggle when having to write within a given time limit.
So I am unsure whether this will be an issue with pursuing the subject to university.
Any help is appreciated!
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Hi,
I wanted to know some more information regarding Economics at university, specifically Nottingham and Warwick.
I struggle with long answer questions at Economics A Level, not in terms of content, but in terms of thinking of the correct points to write and formulating the argument within the time given in the exam. Will this be an issue for University Economics?
I am aware that Econ at uni is much more maths based (which I'm much stronger at) but are there still a lot of essays to write? Im not too fussed with writing essays as coursework when given time, but I do struggle when having to write within a given time limit.
So I am unsure whether this will be an issue with pursuing the subject to university.
Any help is appreciated!
It depends on the module. Some will be practically entirely maths-based with no essay writing (e.g. econometrics), others will be almost entirely qualitative (e.g. economic history), some will be a synergy (e.g. a paper I took at Nottingham was 50% maths and 50% essay writing).

I can't pretend that essay writing under timed conditions isn't something that you'll be faced with, but I can say that it's not as rigid as A-level Economics, and we're often told that quality > quantity (e.g. a two page essay can get a First whereas a six page essay could get a Third). Maths is probably something that most people struggle more with, so if you're good at this then you'll at least be alleviating some pressure. Practise makes perfect.
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