3,000 words is roughly 10 pages double-spaced. If your writing more than this for a 3hour exams then chances are you are off topic somewhere in your analysis.
totally agreed! i'm sure i went a little overboard in one of the questions.
however, in my defense, my professor kept saying that our analysis needs to be as detailed as possible. according to exam memo, we had to spell out every single step of the process, cite cases,
compare how those cases are similar to our hypo... and her question were loaded! she wouldn't tell us that a company is incorporated in some state and does business in another - it would be all over the place (go figure where minimum contacts are sufficient).
i'm not a verbose person. this is my third exam this year and i've never even reached the world limit before on any of my exams.