All Leaving Cert Irish posts
  • avatar image

    HOW LONG DO THE ESSAYS HAVE TO BE?? aimer

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

    1. avatar image

      aimer

      please i'm really stuck

    2. avatar image

      Andersonn

      2 1/2 A4 pages minimum id said but some people go to 4

    3. avatar image

      aimer

      4!!?? That's so long😫😭

    4. avatar image

      aimer

      Thanks though

    5. avatar image

      Jamie004

      500 - 600 words, which could be as little as 3 pages depending on writing size. But it has to be at least 500 words.

    6. avatar image

      Shauna_3688

      2-3 A4 pages, if you go over that chances are you will be docked marks!

    7. avatar image

      aimer

      Thanks and have all of you learnt off essays or just phrases? ?

    8. avatar image

      Castlebar1997

      3 pages is the maximum apparently

    9. avatar image

      EmDig

      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! :)

    10. avatar image

      aimer

      That's so true, mile buiochas EmDig

    11. avatar image

      Phteven

      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.

    12. avatar image

      niamh-20

      if you write less than 2 pages you get 10% taken away

    13. avatar image

      aimer

      You serious? ?

    14. avatar image

      aimer

      Where'd you hear that?

    15. avatar image

      Jamie004

      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.

    16. avatar image

      niamh-20

      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.

    17. avatar image

      Jamie004

      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.

    18. avatar image

      Lc8/6/16

      They're hardly going to be counting the number of words you write though....like people's handwriting differ

    19. avatar image

      aimer

      They count how many words are in 1 line & multiply by the number of lines you wrote!

    20. avatar image

      Lc8/6/16

      Oh I see! How many essays you learning? I was thinking of only doing 2/3

    21. avatar image

      aimer

      I'm planning 2 easier ones and learning the plan and I might learn a 1916 one

    22. avatar image

      Lc8/6/16

      Ya sounds good :) which poem and pros you doing?

    23. avatar image

      Me

      Share files from your computer
      loader