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Can I get my dissertation done in 3 weeks? It's 10k words and I've only done 2k

Basically I had 4 deadlines due in May and I focused on getting the others done. Still got one of them to complete which I will tonight. That gives me just over 3 weeks to complete the dissertation. With the dissertation I've already done 1.5k words though. Is 3 weeks enough time to get a 2:1 when I've only wrote about 1.5k words? I'm going to spend all day everyday on the laptop doing it until its done so please let me know. Thanks.
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Basically I had 4 deadlines due in May and I focused on getting the others done. Still got one of them to complete which I will tonight. That gives me just over 3 weeks to complete the dissertation. With the dissertation I've already done 1.5k words though. Is 3 weeks enough time to get a 2:1 when I've only wrote about 1.5k words? I'm going to spend all day everyday on the laptop doing it until its done so please let me know. Thanks.

Basically I've wrote 1.5k words and have like another 1k words that's like a plan for the rest of it. That's why the title says 2k words.
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You will struggle tbh but you should be able to draft something that broadly looks like a dissertation. I would also advise lowering your expectation on grade - just focus on getting it done to the best of your ability in the available time.
It's essential that you follow any guidelines provided by your team and any feedback from your supervisor that you have had.
Structure - this depends on your subject area - it's important to follow convention. In the humanities, this is usually Introduction, Lit Rev, Methodology, Findings / Analysis, Discussion, Conclusion, References
Referencing - this is something that often gets dumped when time is tight but you will lose marks if this isn't done right - so you need to leave AT LEAST a day at the end to go through the draft to check your in-text citations and your references list. It's really important to do this to avoid unintentional academic misconduct.
As you are extremely short on time, once something is "good enough", move on and work on the stuff that hasn't even be tackled.
Take breaks, eat well, don't do all-nighters except at the end.

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