3 Stages Of Writing An Essay

3 Stages Of Writing An Essay

The stages we all go through when trying to write an essay.

Writing an essay is difficult. And yet, it is required for nearly all classes in all levels of education. I remember fondly my kindergarten essay on domestic economic policies of 1930’s United States. In some career fields, essays are a necessary part of the workload as well. Thus, it is important to know the stages of the essay in order to better create standard and super-standard quality of essay. I hope this is informative to you, the reader.

Stage 1: Procrastination

Whether you wait a few days, or until the night before, procrastination is something every student does. Sometimes you procrastinate because it’s not the most pressing thing on your to-do list. Sometimes it’s because you have not quite figured out what you’re going to write about. A lot of the time it is probably just because you don’t want to do it. You just put it off and put it off, you might even forget about the assignment entirely until the day comes where you have to get it done.

Stage 2: Procrastination + Dying Internally

The time has come… you’re finally getting started. Except you’re not. You’ve got your materials out, you’re ready to work, but you’re not actually working on it. You’re checking your various social media accounts, watching tv, or finding literally any excuse to not do it. But as you do these things, your conscience is constantly reminding you that you need to get to work. You try to work, but inspiration doesn’t come. You just stare at your blank Word document, hoping that the words will just start to flow. You keep trying to figure out how much time you have left to finish in your head… hoping you’ll get it done in time.

Stage 3: Clinical Death

Yes, unfortunately, you have failed your assignment. The spiral of procrastination and its related stress has lead to your death. You’re dead. On the bright side, I guess you don’t need to worry about that failed assignment anymore. Yeah, you probably should’ve just started early.

Well, we just told you the stages of writing an essay. Hope this helped. We tried to be realistic instead of idealistic for the better purposes of your growth in knowledge of this topic. Anyways, good luck with your future essays, and bye.

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Spring Break Is A Myth, And We Should Do Something About It

Take a break, they said, it will be fun, they said.

Spring break: it’s a myth. It is a long-awaited week in the life of college students. The time between the start of the semester and the start of spring break seems to last FOREVER. For many, spring break is the only time they can see their families all of second semester. We wait for months to get to go home or on vacation, but the break never ends up as intended.

The problem with spring break is that it usually ends up being much less of a break than it is supposed to be, due to the piles of work we bring to our spring break destinations. The difference between winter and spring break is that winter break is between semesters, so there’s no homework due yet and there aren’t any exams looming over your head. With spring break, it’s smack in the middle of the semester. There are assignments due, exams, midterms, projects, all of it! It’s hard to enjoy a break when you know there’s something you can be working on or studying for.

Picture this: you and your friends booked a week-long trip to Mexico. You went on a huge shopping spree for new swimsuits and clothes to wear out at night. After exploring the giant hotel you decide to go sit out on the beach. It’s ninety degrees and the sun is bright and shining. You’re lying in beach chairs, bikinis and sunscreen on, all reading to the sound of the ocean waves crashing.

Sounds nice right? WRONG!

Those books are textbooks and up against those beach chairs are your backpacks. You’re not reading for fun, you’re studying for your exam that's the Tuesday after break. Not only do you need to study for this exam, but you also have a lab report to write and a group project to work on. Well, there goes the break part of spring break.

It seems the best solution to this issue with spring break is to adjust the school rules. There should be a school-wide rule stating that there are to be no assignments due the week after spring break and there should be no exams for at least a week after spring break. That would take care of all the time spent buried in books versus buried in the sand.

Even if you’re not actually at a beach destination, a break is a break, regardless of where it’s spent. Breaks are supposed to be spent with family, friends, anyone important to us. We’re supposed to be doing things we love and catching up on sleep. Studying for an exam is not something anyone loves.

Since spring break is right around the corner, we need to plan accordingly. There’s nothing we can do about the exams and assignments, at least right now. For the time being, we have to be smart about how we use our time over break. Yes, we do need to get the work done and study, but we also need to balance that with taking a break.

Until we can figure out how to cut down the spring break load, good luck and have a great spring break!

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The Week After Spring Break As Told By Kim Kardashian

It's a rollercoaster for sure.

Aaaah, Spring Break... What every college student waits for the second they get back to classes in January. Whether you spend your break on a beach in tropical weather or on your couch in sweats, no break can be bad.

The first week back is a different story, though. As you head back to campus after break and board the struggle bus with all other college students, just know that we've all been there. And if you think you're alone in your emotions, just know that Kim K has felt what you're feeling, too.

Here's the first week back after break as told by Kim herself...

1. When someone asks if you're excited to go back as you're driving to school

2. When you unpack and realize you're actually back

It all hits when you are alone in your room putting the clothes you didn't even wear over break away.

3. When your break sleeping schedule hits

What do you mean I have to set an alarm?

4. When your alarm goes off 3 hours before you got up all of break

This is when you ask yourself, "How bad do I want this degree?"

5. When it's your first class back and you begin to remember all of the things that you have to do ASAP...

What are due dates again?

6. But then you realize it'll all work out...

7. And you finally see your friends again

Then you realize being back isn't so bad after all.

Even though Kim didn't go to college herself, she clearly has felt what we all feel when we return to campus after break. So thank you, Kim for articulating what all college students are feeling like and showing us the rollercoaster that is the week after Spring Break.

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