Hi, I'm just wondering how long the personal essay in paper 1 has to be. I have prepared one for the junior cert and it's about 1000 words long. In the mocks I wrote a speech about 2 A4 pages long and got 70 marks for it. I'm wondering if 1000 words is just enough or too much.
It really depends on the size of your writing. Like in the mock when you wrote 2 A4 pages how many words did you fit in? If you could fit in about 1000 words in 2 pages then i would say you are alright since you got so many marks.
My teacher says just to keep writing if youve got the time, more isnt going to hurt :)