14 Thoughts A Student Has While Writing an Essay

I think there is definitely certain thoughts university students have when it comes to writing a dreaded essay. I seem to experience all of these so please let me know that I’m not totaaaally crazy and you think these too!

  1. 10am: Ok, ok I’ll just sit down and get this over with. I’ll plan to write 500 words today and then I’m 1/4 of the way through. Yes, organisation is key. I am the pillar of success.
  2. 10:15am: It’s been 15 minutes and I haven’t got a title.. Shit.
  3. It’s midday, I think it’s time for a tea break.
  4. 2pm: Ok ok ok that tea break was a little too long.
  5. 2:15pm: Is Arial font good? I must try at least 6 different ones and pick my favourite. I need to look professional and serious.
  6. 2:45pm: Yeah maybe I should have just stuck with Arial.
  7. 4pm: This is the perfect time for me to tidy my room, I need to do some washing, make my bed…A tidy room is a tidy mind and then I’ll be set for work. Yes, this is a plan.
  8. 6pm: Dinner time! I need to remain hydrated and nourished to write my best work, of course.
  9. 7pm: AGH my essay! I need to write 500 words today.
  10. 7:30pm: God this is tiring. This all sounds awful, maybe I should start again…
  11. 7:45pm: Okay lets start a fresh. I’ll just get a cup of tea first for motivation.. Yep.. Motivation
  12. 8:45pm: This is fantastic. Bow down to me Shakespeare I am the Queen of writing.
  13. 9:30pm: I’ll just read over what I have done so far to get a good idea of where I’m going.. Yanno, train of thought, competent ideas all that jazz.
  14. 10:00pm: ….. This is a load of shit, I’ll do it tomorrow.

Repeat until the day before the deadline for a perfect student outcome.


Ella x
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  1. August 29, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I laughed when I read this-my train of thought precisely when confronted with an essay when I was at uni! Have to show this to my son..!

    • August 29, 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Ahh I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I hope your son finds it funny too!!

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