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09/04/2019

How long does it take you to write a 5 paragraph essay?

QUESTION
How long does it take you to write a 5 paragraph essay?
It literally takes me like 7 hours, I don’t know why.. I just sit there and contemplate. It’s not like I get a bad grade or anything, it’s just bizarre that these essay’s take me so long.

ANSWER
It depends on how much thinking/research I need to do. The essay itself might take 20 minutes.

If it’s hard for you to get started writing, that’s writer’s block. The thing to do is to start writing on the part that’s easiest to write, then fill in the harder parts later. This is very easy to do on a computer! I did it with 20 page term papers on a typewriter. I’d write the sections in the order they were easiest, then cut and paste, then retype.

Also it really helps to have an outline, to know ahead of time what the essay will look like, what you want to say. Even a 5 paragraph essay, you could write down your main points and then you know what comes next as you’re writing.