This is weird, i think for one of my prelim yearly essays for history which i spent roughly 40mins on i only wrote ~650words.(7-10pages)
And I'm pretty fast at writing, so how are you guys managing 1000+ words in 40mins?
I wrote 130 words in 4 minutes. 4x10 = 130x10 = 1300 words. I did infact take in account tiredness, so it works out to be roughly 1080 words. But, this work wasn't necessarily NEAT. I am practicing writing my creative writing story now and i will be timing myself to see if i have enough time to write it all. practice for the HSC, y'know
it always took me 20 minutes to write out one full typed page.
i looke back at one of my essays and 2 full typed pages was 1283 words
so in 40 mins, around 1200 for me. but it just depends how fast you are. but i think that 1100 is definately achievable.
Just a note, I did ~950 in my 2U exam today and it was 16 pages (I write on every second line and my writing is massive). It was actually very very legible thanks to the spacing and as such, will make my marker's life easier. Also, having that many pages implies you wrote enough, which helps in my case because I write less than 95% of people.
For paper two, it depended on the module. Mod C I wrote 1500, a little less for Mod A and a little less for Mod B. The only reason Mod B was the shortest was because I spent ages perfecting and condensing. In two hours, I reckon I would have wrote close to 3500-3800, so yeah, it works out around the same as what previous people are saying. 1000 words per essay should suffice though. In retrospect, I should have spent more time perfecting and condensing the other modules! XD
about 80% of my year group wud have written essays of >1000 words in 40min by the end of the HSC,,,it's something that my yeargroup improved at as the year went on. So dw if u cant do it now, with consistent practice and work u will be able to do it xD