It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
Bonus— if you start early-ish, you can:
-Go through your source material and write either quotes or paraphrased info on notecards (one quote or fact/piece-of-info per card).
-Write the author and page number of the source material on the reverse side of each card (as you would cite it while writing the actual essay).
-Take a break.
-Put your note cards into generally-related piles (discard repeated material if need be).
-Put all your note cards in order the way you want the info you collected to appear in your essay.
-While writing the essay, after using the info/quote on the top side of each card simply flip it over for the corresponding in-text citation.
-The essay will practically write itself.
Sounds time consuming, but I used this method often in high school and college and it always wound up saving me hours of unecessary work and stress.