Time issue/Does length of essay matter? : Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
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# Time issue/Does length of essay matter?

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24 Jan 2010, 19:15
I was never good with writing so when practicing AWA, it takes me at least one hr..

Is there any tip to reduce this time to 30mins..? or you just have to keep on practicing..

If you clearly cover the key points, can essay be short(like 300-400wrds)?
Does length of essay matter?
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24 Jan 2010, 22:53
HI JP,

There r always some good points which strike us regularly whilst we write an essay, and if ur trying to fit every thought of ur's then i guess u will have to refrain from that habbit. Anyhow this was how i worked it out

30-25 Min - Brainstorm

No matter what happened i use to start writing the essay by at most 23rd min.

I always had a plan to write 4 paragraphs so i divided it like

23-20 - Introduction
18-10 - 2nd n 3rd paragraph. (All these points were from the brainstormed sheet. If i had any striking points i never tried to fit them, instead wrote it down on the rough sheet)

9-7 - for the conclusion.

No matter what happen's remember u gotta proof read ur essay. So try to read is AFAP and if ur still left with time then go back to the rough n pick up some points which i wrote down whilst i was writing the essay n fit them in relevant para.

Jst wish it helps
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28 Jan 2010, 14:22
Thanks for the question.

In terms of finishing more quickly, you should familiarize yourself with the organizational template. I.e. the 5-paragraph format of intro-body-body-body-conclusion. You can slide any argument into that template if you practice enough.

In terms of writing a lot -- yes, writing more is most often better. Essay graders like to base at least of their scores on effort. And effort is perceived -- for better or worse -- on the quantity of text. This doesn't mean you should sacrifice time spent organizing your thoughts in order to write the Great American Novel, but do try to write as much as you responsibly can.

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28 Jan 2010, 14:39
Great info. Thanks.
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