After a couple of false starts, this assignment feels like its starting to flow a bit more easily now. I managed to finish off an almost complete draft yesterday evening and I spent some time reviewing it on my train journey to and from London today. This evening, I’ve re-written the introduction, tweaked a couple of the main arguments I’m using (I must try to find ways of stopping saying ‘also’ every other sentence …) and written a fairly perfunctory conclusion that requires a little more work. I guess I would really be very happy about it if I weren’t so far (for me) under the maximum word count of 2,000 at this stage. I’m currently around the 1,700 words mark at the moment.
In theory this is absolutely perfect – you have to write between 1,500 and 2,000 words. However, I haven’t yet been through it and pruned all my superfluous also’s, however’s, but’s and so on (which normally saves me a 100 or so words!). It feels like I’m a vital piece of the essay short.
I think I need to go back to the books and my notes over the next couple of evenings to really make sure I’m ok – otherwise, this really is a first. Nothing ever leaves me speechless (I’m sure many of my work colleagues wish some things would …), but this essay is doing!