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Geography paper 2 essay length

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Hey guys :) So us HL students have 2 hours to write 3 essays in addition to a few sub-questions...

I was just wondering how long each essay is supposed to be so that I have time for the other questions?

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Oops I'm too late.

Well you've already finished IB, but I guess anyone else who sees this can use it.


With Paper 2, you spend about 40 minutes per option, and each option is worth 20 marks. The essay question is worth half of the marks in that option, (10 marks), so therefore you should spend AT LEAST 20 mins on that essay. I'd say if you wrote more than 2-3 sides of A4, that would be quite adequate.

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