how many words can you write in an hour
How long does it take to write a 25,000 word essay?
It takes about 83 hours and 20 minutes to write a 25,000 word essay.
Below are some basic guidelines if you need a rough estimate on how long it will take to write an essay. It’s important to remember that there are a plethora of mitigating factors that can increase or decrease the time it takes to write. The below numbers are using an estimate that it takes about 3 hours 20 minutes to write a 1000 word essay:
Agree with the first sentence but completely disagree with the second. Examiners know you have the questions so expect you to do better. You might be good at regurgitating information but if that information isn’t well thought through and organised than you would probably get a worse mark than on an unseen exam.
What I would do is write down all the points you want to make in a detailed plan. Then time how long it takes you to write an essay including all those points. If it takes about an hour then good job, you’re there. If it takes less than an hour you obviously need to add more points or expand on your arguments. If it takes over an hour then you’ve obviously got too many points. See what you can cut out and then try again.
Cliché’s out the way (although I do think it’s true), one of the things I find with writing is that you should always stick to what you’re comfortable with, unless you’re finding it detrimental to your writing.
500wpm with tens of drafts. It all depends on how confident, comfortable, and stressed you are. – Mussri Feb 23 ’12 at 18:53
- Outline – I wrote roughly a paragraph per chapter about what would happen in the chapter.
- Write Beats – I expanded the outline to roughly five paragraphs per chapter, this time indicating whether a section is dialogue, description, or internal monologue. Each of these three requires a different writing mindset, and most authors gravitate toward one a little more.
- Sketch – I turned each beat from “tell” to “show,” thinking of them as short instructions for what should be on the page. I didn’t bother writing in connectors or transitions between the beats, just tried to hit between 300–500 words with each beat. Essentially, I sketched out the scene without drawing firm lines.
- Draft – I cleaned the sketch to what I call “compile,” which in software terms, means that the program actually runs (there are no syntax errors). For the fiction version of “compile,” I consider it compilable when I could hand it to someone and they could read it with no missing parts. This didn’t necessarily mean that the draft was perfect, but the draft communicated the story well enough that no one would say, “Hey, how did they jump from the bedroom to the restaurant?”
Result: Jumped from
I wondered the same thing recently.
My slowest writing session was just 465 words an hour, while I cranked out more than 1,000 words during my most productive hour.