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HOW LONG DO THE ESSAYS HAVE TO BE??
by aimer Leaving Cert Irish — 11/06/16 22

can someone please tell me how long the esaays have to be??


22 Comments
aimer — 05/06/16
please i'm really stuck
Andersonn — 05/06/16
2 1/2 A4 pages minimum id said but some people go to 4
aimer — 05/06/16
4!!?? That's so long����
aimer — 05/06/16
Thanks though
Jamie004 — 05/06/16
500 - 600 words, which could be as little as 3 pages depending on writing size. But it has to be at least 500 words.
Shauna_3688 — 05/06/16
2-3 A4 pages, if you go over that chances are you will be docked marks!
aimer — 05/06/16
Thanks and have all of you learnt off essays or just phrases? ?
Castlebar1997 — 06/06/16
3 pages is the maximum apparently
EmDig — 08/06/16
500-600 hundred words which is roughly about 3 A4 pages. Examiners usually have your grade figured out by the end of the second page. Remember, it's all about quality, not quantity. Better to have two pages of perfect grammar and good paragraphs with strong points than 3 or 4 pages of waffle and awful grammar! Best of luck! :)
aimer — 08/06/16
That's so true, mile buiochas EmDig
Phteven — 08/06/16
You have a really long time it's easy to ramble on and write 5 but from what I've heard you're better off with around three and a half good pages as the more you write the more you tend to stray off topic, losing marks.
niamh-20 — 10/06/16
if you write less than 2 pages you get 10% taken away
aimer — 10/06/16
You serious? ?
aimer — 10/06/16
Where'd you hear that?
Jamie004 — 10/06/16
No if you write less than 500 words you get marks taken off. Page count doesn't matter. If you write over 500 words you'll be fine.
niamh-20 — 10/06/16
I wasn't prepared for the aiste in my mocks and wrote a page and a half and got deducted 10%, my irish teacher also told us that if you write less than two pages your deducted 10% and he use to be an examiner. So I'm positive that the page count does matter once it's 2 or more pages you should be fine. The composition is worth around 16%, so you can pick up marks in paper 2 and once you feel confident of how the oral went you should be fine.
Jamie004 — 10/06/16
Well chances are you didn't write 500 words then. As it states on the actual exam, you have to write 500-600 words. Anything less or a lot more than that will result in lost marks.
Lc8/6/16 — 11/06/16
They're hardly going to be counting the number of words you write though....like people's handwriting differ
aimer — 11/06/16
They count how many words are in 1 line & multiply by the number of lines you wrote!
Lc8/6/16 — 11/06/16
Oh I see! How many essays you learning? I was thinking of only doing 2/3
aimer — 11/06/16
I'm planning 2 easier ones and learning the plan and I might learn a 1916 one
Lc8/6/16 — 11/06/16
Ya sounds good :) which poem and pros you doing?
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