I have finally got a completed draft of my essay and it is only 100 words over the limit. I am way too glad about this!! I am fairly confident I can get rid of 100 words with a bit of sentence restructuring. Whether it's a good enough essay remains to be seen but I am happy with my last section which effectively says it is!!! So, with the editting and tidying up done I can hit the deadline, hurrah!
Now I need to buy more double ended candles and midnight oil ready for next year.