How To Write A 4000 Word Essay In A Day

 
  1. Hey guys,
    I just wanted to know how long you guys would expect it would take to write a 4,000 word essay,
    I'm at University, I'm struggling to motivate myself. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. I'd say a couple of days to read up and compile an index of potential references and about four hours to write the paper. Two and a half on a good day.
    (Original post by uprisingsoul)
    Hey guys,
    I just wanted to know how long you guys would expect it would take to write a 4,000 word essay,
    I'm at University, I'm struggling to motivate myself. Any help would be much appreciated.

  3. Thanks,
    I actually feel quite embarrassed asking. I think when someone's struggling they can tend to bottle it all up and hope it goes away.
    I just needed to know it's not impossible, and i can do it!
    (Original post by Tootles)
    I'd say a couple of days to read up and compile an index of potential references and about four hours to write the paper. Two and a half on a good day.


Under no circumstance do I recommend you to write 5000 words every 24 hours on a long-term basis because it leads to serious ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome and a loss of interest.

As a writer myself, I do realize the need for meeting deadlines and if you are in a ‘fix’, use my personal tried and tested strategy to write 5000 words in 24 hours but don’t practice it daily.

Done?

You don’t need any apps or software to do this. Just plain old time management and common sense is enough.

Here you go:

1. No Emailing or Facebook!

Don’t check emails or log in to social networks for the next 24 hours. They are a BIG distraction.

If it’s a must, answer emails and check updates before starting work and that too within 30 minutes or less.

2. Divide & Arrange Topics

You have a bunch of topics to write. Divide the topics into separate categories. For instance, 5 articles may be on health, 2 on social media and so on.

Dividing the topics make it easier because thoughts and concepts flow fluidly and you type faster.

3. Research Online

Research is time consuming. Take each category / topic and keep the research material ready in advance.

If you use Google Chrome browser, use the One Tab extension. The application converts all the open tabs in a list. When you need them again, it either restores the whole list or any particular link.

Once done, keep the necessary tabs open and go off the Internet completely. Alternately, if your work entails reading eBooks and whitepapers, download them on the system and switch off Internet.

Do not go online unless all the work is done or something really urgent comes up.

4. Time the Articles

Since you want to write 5000 words in 24 hours, I am assuming that you do have good typing speed.

All you need to do is time the articles. With good typing speed, it won’t take more than an hour to research and write 500 words.

Therefore, you can write 5000 words in 10 hours flat. Don’t bother to edit and proofread them as of now.

5. Take Breaks

Take a 15 minute break every 2 hours or a 10 minute break every hour. It is a must. You should not write at a stretch for long. You will stress out sooner.

Once you have completed writing 5000 words, switch off the computer and take break for an hour.

6. Return to Edit / Proofread

Depending on your writing skills, you will do either of the two. Take 10-15 minutes to edit or proofread every batch of 500 words.

7. Zip it!

Once done, zip it or attach individually and email them.

Did you actually Write 5000 Words?

Yes, you did.

Calculate yourself.

  • Checking emails and social updates – 30 minutes
  • Online research – 60 minutes
  • 10 x 500 words @ 1 post per hour = 10 hours
  • 10-minute break every hour = 100 minutes
  • 15 minutes x 10 @ 500 words each = 150 minutes

Total time spent equals 940 minutes or 16 hours approx. You still have 8 hours left.

Unless there is any urgency, I repeat again, do not try to write 5000 words daily.

What are your thoughts?

These tips come strongly recommended from me and my business associate Jitendra Vaswani, the Founder of Digiexe.com, a SEO training institute in Jaipur.


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