26 Thoughts All College Students Have While Writing a Paper
Whether it’s the first essay of the semester or the final essay of the year, we always seem to fall into the same pattern when it comes to writing a paper. We never think we’ll make it out alive writing an essay, but somehow, we always manage to. Here’s a few of the thoughts that are all too familiar during the process:
- Okay, time to write a paper.
- I’ve done this tons of times. I can do this.
- Wait, how long does this have to be?
- Time to Google “how to write a thesis statement.”
- I don’t even know what I’m supposed to be writing about at this point.
- Thank God for SparkNotes.
- It looks like I’ve written more if it’s double-spaced.
- I can’t believe my professor assigned this essay less than 48 hours ago.
- So, it may have been assigned a couple of weeks ago, but who actually reads the syllabus?
- I deserve a break. It’s been a long 20 minutes of thinking and no typing.
- Am I using MLA or APA? What’s the difference?
- How many times can I reiterate the same idea in a different sentence format?
- Okay, focus.
- I’ve used this word a lot. Time to go to theasaurus.com.
- Somehow I’ve gone from researching online to checking social media.
- I just need to get this done and then I can relax.
- I’m never going to get this done.
- I need coffee.
- Should I take another break?
- Only a couple hundred words until I hit the minimum word count.
- My professor is going to think I’m an idiot after reading this.
- Okay only a few hours until the deadline!
- Time to submit.
- Wait, did I save the document?
- Okay, good. NOW, time to submit!
- This college thing is easy.