Archive for the ‘Share a Story of a Time You Overcame a Writing Struggle’ Category

Asking for and Accepting Help

Although I am already three weeks behind schedule, my final project (a proposed 60 page thesis) is not looming over me with threats of missed deadlines and canceled graduation ceremonies—at least, not yet! This week, I began to outline and flesh out one chapter, about accumulation and inheritance, both of which I am arguing are […]

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Overcoming Genre Struggles and Associated Performance Anxiety

In one of my last undergraduate classes, I had to bring into class a piece of nonacademic writing and read it out loud. It could have been any writing – a poem, a short story, an excerpt from a play, a memoir – that wasn’t constrained by academic conventions or the anxieties of professorial evaluation. […]

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Scheduling Struggles & Overcoming the Fear of Procrastination

I love planning. When I wrote any paper as an undergraduate or graduate student, I always set my own schedule of deadlines. With my own schedule, I was confident my paper would be complete at least a week before its actual due date. I would spend “A” amount of time researching, “B” time organizing my […]

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Me vs. My Undergraduate Thesis: The Fatal Flaw

    (Side note: Does anyone else feel like in the above picture, the teddy bear is about to get rocked by that monster? Just absolutely destroyed? Yeah, I felt the same way when I faced my undergrad thesis. Read on.) So imagine  that you’re working on a long writing project. You’ve done months of […]

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