Capt. Lookatmy Broadside
Joined: Jul 26, 2005
Posted at 3:06 pm on Jul 17, 2012
English classes tend to have lots of little papers and one larger paper.
Pysch classes tend to have a couple smaller papers and then the same final you are talking about: 48 hours to do a 10-page or several 3-5 page papers.
Science classes tend to require three 10-pagers during the year.
But, as you said: it is going to depend upon the college and the subject. LOTS of variables. But, most classes are going to require one research paper each semester. That means a student will be writing three or four of them, minimum, a semester!