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what's a good length for an a level english essay?

for the longer essays, like the shakespeare, the drama/poetry, and the american lit, what is a good length? i know there is no set answer and the number of pages varies based on handwriting and whatnot, but i am always told i write quantity over quality but don't know how much shorter i should make my work
Original post by mymelo
for the longer essays, like the shakespeare, the drama/poetry, and the american lit, what is a good length? i know there is no set answer and the number of pages varies based on handwriting and whatnot, but i am always told i write quantity over quality but don't know how much shorter i should make my work


Hey! I tend to write one paragraph thesis, then three to four paragraphs of analysis depending on the question (I typically only do three for Feminine Gospels, but four for more chunky texts like the Jane Eyre/poetry comparison and the Othello, so I can compare two ideas). Hope this helps!

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