excelsiorcaelo wrote:ihatelaw wrote:Lxw wrote:Grad_Student wrote:That is true, but even still with 4500 words, you are looking at 30k characters which is much higher than 17k.
but 17k chars = 3400 words, which is much more believable for a 3hr exam than five times that amount.
with the exception of contracts, 3400 words seems like way too few words. i actually think that isn't a very believable number. i dont believe anyone wrote 15000 words on a 3 hour exam, but ill buy into 8000 - 9000.
As far as I have been able to discern, 3000-4000 has been typical of 3-hour exams at HLS. I can't imagine writing a 9000-word exam without a massive amount of unnecessary word vomit and/or writing anecdotes and hypothetical analogies to take up more wordspace.
Agreed. I spit out 4,500 words for my 3 hour Civ Pro exam and that was me typing, typing, typing - I didn't even get to go back and edit what I'd written. Now, admittedly, I'm not the fastest typer ever and I could see someone hitting 6,000 words in that timespan - but anything above that I just don't buy.