Essays Up The Wazoo

November 24, 2007 at 4:38 pm (Uncategorized)

I have 2 essays due on Monday. And absolutely zero motivation/concentration right now. Which, obviously, is not a good position to be in. I really don’t want to be heading back to campus tomorrow without having written at least one. So I’m planning on doing the shorter, 4-5 page, one. But I had that plan days ago. And look where I am now: nothing written, still complaining about having to write it. I am such a terrible student sometimes. Well, lots of times. And of course, the worse thing is that both essay topics interest me. And I still can’t get started. I think I’m just overwhelmed. But of course, I can start writing about my life in a stream-of-conscience format and kick out a good 3000 words in no time. But when it comes to sounding intelligent about something, I can’t do it.

The real problem is that I simply care too much. If I don’t really care about who my reader is, and am comfortable writing about whatever and knowing that the reader will enjoy it no matter what, then I’m fine. But as soon as I start caring about what my reader will think, as soon as I start caring about the grade that will be attached permanently to my writing, all writing ability flies out the window. Like I said, I’m a terrible student, at least when it comes to producing something…

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