Essays that your professor requires you to submit but haven’t started writing yet is like your worst nightmare that creepily crawls to your walls and follows you wherever you go to say it’s due. Even though you still got time to write them, you chose not to because you’re not in the mood. I understand. It’s one of the most identified struggles in writing an essay. No matter how much you wanted to write it now because you hate procrastinating and there will be a house party in your friend’s house, not writing the essay stops you. What to do?
Essay writers are not keyboarding heroes at all times. There will be a time that they don’t even want to touch the keyboard or see their laptop. It’s like love and hate, where one day they love essay writing, the next day they’re cursing writing an essay because they can’t get a love life, make sense? So, if you are experiencing any struggles in writing, here’s how to overcome them.
Struggle #1: When time is as fast as The Flash, but nothing is done
It happens when there’s a lot of distractions around you. It’s hard to focus and understand what you are doing if you study or write in a quiet place. If this is the reason why you can’t start writing, the best thing to do is to look for a more peaceful place. Turning your phone to vibrate mode for emergency calls and text and log out from all your social media accounts. In this way, you can focus on what you are doing.
Struggle #2: You’re halfway through your paper when you suddenly feel that you want to write on another topic
It happens when you don’t have enough knowledge about the topic you are writing. To overcome this, you can look for the subject that REALLY interests you and list down the ideas you can incorporate with your topic. Writing an outline can also help and will guide you with what you are writing.
Struggle #3: Procrastination is your flatmate
Getting rid of the habit of procrastinating is one of the hardest things to do. But if you are pretty determined to get this habit out of your flat, there’s this 5-minute rule that you can practice. The gist of this rule is to set 5 minutes to whatever you are doing and finish it within the time limit with no stopping. Afterward, you can do another thing. In manifesting the minute rule, you can extend the time limit until you had destroyed procrastination.
These are some of the struggles every student experiences when they write an essay that is due soon. If you feel like you don’t want to write at the moment, take a break and do something else. Walking around or listening to music can help get your mood back to writing.