How long does it take you to write a one page essay?

How long does it take you to write a one page essay?
I ask this out of mere curiosity. I had a paper to write that was split up into three parts: we had to read an article, then write a half-page summary on it and then a half-page reflection. It took me about…three hours, maybe a bit more, including the time it took to read the article. Then again, I’m a perfectionist and I love writing so I really put my all into it and completely lost track of time when doing it. Plus I made it a bit longer than it had to be. In fact, I’m a little worried I over did it and wrote too much…..

What about you, how long would you take?

Talk about being a perfectionist… 😛 I completely understand losing track of time and ending up taking waaay longer than I wanted to. If I had to do the same assignment as you, I would probably spend about the same time as you: maybe 20 minutes to read the article, and then about an hour and a half to write the summary and reflection. And then I’d probably reread everything I wrote, hate it, and spend another 40 minutes revising and checking grammar. So trust me, you’re not alone. 🙂 There’s nothing bad with over doing it unless your teacher doesn’t like it and/or you have other things in your life you’d rather be doing (which is probably most of the time lol).