Writing a 1000-word essay is rather a common task in students or bloggers life. Yet the number 1000 seems to be somehow frightening for many people, and the web is full of questions exuding a certain concern: how long it takes to write a 1000 words essay? How many pages will it take? I really don’t know how to answer. It is a bit like biking the same route every day, let’s say 10 km; some day it is pure fun and you don’t even notice any ascents; another day it is just like hell and every pedal stroke requires a heroic effort! But your watch clearly states that it takes by and large the same time every day, whether you are in top shape or not. Writing is the same: 1000 words are always 1000 words, whatever the topic, whatever your today writing mood. This doesn’t mean that it is always easy, sometimes it is not and sometimes you look as mesmerized by the blank paper…no ideas, no motion, nothing at all. In this case a stroll in a park or a coffee break with your friends can play down the impasse and give you new energies.
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Writing a 1000 word essay
- Choosing the topic. Not always the topic is given, and the opportunity of choosing the subject of your essay can be a big plus: go for an issue you are well up in or with a lot of available material, both online and in libraries. There are countless possible 1000 words essay topics; a personal point of view is to avoid themes that involve you emotionally, taking otherwise the risk of losing objectivity.
- Sketch a general skeleton. Some guidelines defining the overall parameters of your essay can be very helpful in developing your text within certain limits, keeping the focus on the topic and preventing the hazard of going off the subject. Many websites offer different and valid sample schemes you can use to create yours.
- Structuring your essay. A 1000-word essay is commonly made of three main parts: introduction, body, conclusion. The introduction explores the topic broadly, arousing the readers interest and inviting them to look into it. The body is the largest part of the essay, where subject and ideas are dissected and supported by arguments and factual data. The conclusion sums up the article, highlighting the salient notions and, possibly, offering some new original ideas and points. Within these macro guidelines many options are possible, depending on the purpose of your issue; a good idea is to google for some 1000 word essay examples and get inspired by those matching, by and large, the general skeleton you have prepared.
- Getting inspired boosts creativity, plagiarizing limits it. Usually I don’t like to write such definitive sentences, but the importance of an original content in essays requires a strong stand indeed. The choice of creating an all-new content rather than using one already written is of course based on responsibility and on respect for others work, but there are other, less evident, reasons you shouldn’t plagiarize. What if your original ideas would be a really great contribution to a further developing of the topic, inspiring other subjects to open new doors and explore different opportunities related to that theme? The crux is no longer on accountability, but on coming out and becoming aware of your worth and your skills. No small feat!
Once you have overcome the white paper syndrome, once you have recognized that your content can be significant and inspiring, you have probably already written nor 1000, but 5000 words, and the original question “How many pages it will take…?” would have a totally different flavor, meaning that, unfortunately, you have to put an end to your essay.