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?
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.