University Essays

The Struggles of Writing a Uni Essay

As I write this, I have 5 essays due…in 3 weeks’ time. I haven’t started a single one yet, but for at least the past few days I’ve been in crisis about what to write about, and where to begin. So, instead of starting my essays, I obviously thought that the logical thing to do would be to share with you the many stages of writing a Uni essay, and the struggles you’re likely to experience throughout. Here we go.

Not realising that you have so many essays due so soon.

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Trying to start your essay, but realising you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about, or even where to begin.

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Starting your essay, but getting distracted within 5 minutes by some hilarious gifs.

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Tryingย to write again, but getting hungry. Or tired. giphy4

Taking a ‘ten minute nap’, which ends up lasting an hour.

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Looking back on the work you’ve done so far, and realised how little you’ve achieved in so much time.

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Trying to get a book out from the library, only to find that someone has JUST TAKEN THE LAST COPY!!!

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Working all through the night to write your essay,ย and feeling like a zombie.

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Trying to reference, and realising you haven’t bookmarked half of the pages you need.

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Then, of course, the printer running out of ink minutes before your deadline is due. WHY?!

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Being ecstatic that you’re one essay down, but realising you still have 4 to go.

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Time to do it all again, I guess.

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12 thoughts on “The Struggles of Writing a Uni Essay

  1. Lauren, I love your honesty and the fun way you describe the experience all students go through at one time and another! Please can I link to your blog post from my blog – I think my readers would find it interesting.

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      1. Its a challenge! Because it means I really need to be on the ball and organised, and by nature I’m a total procrastinator who would rather watch Netflix. ๐Ÿ˜ if only my degree was in Stranger Things and Breaking Bad it would be fine..

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  2. Literally my life right now! Have a portfolio, 4 essays and a dissertation to do and everything else seems to be getting in the way ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    Good luck with your assignments!

    Hayley x

    beinghayleysite.wordpress.com

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