How much time should I take reading/planning?

How much time should I take reading/planning? I don’t want to waste any time during the 45 mins and just want to know what is a reasonable amount of time to spend before typing my DBQ.

I would spend about 10-12 minutes reading and planning your essay. This would give you a little over a minute to analyze each document and plan your argument. Then, you’ll still have over 30 minutes to write the essay.

I tell my students. . . . 10-12 minutes to prewrite. Try to crush the intro and body paragraph one and if time go into body paragraph two. This will really help you get a 6 or 7 out of 10.

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