How To Perfect Your Next Essay ft. Boss Chic Crate

Midterms are right around the corner-- which means, midterm essays are in session. Here are my tips to make sure you get an A! (Or, at least a decent grade to keep that GPA going strong.)

Mug: Boss Chic Crate


Outline.

As soon as you get the assignment: brainstorm. Outline some ideas. I like to paste the prompt into a word document and post bullets/phrases underneath the topics. This helps me organize my thoughts.

Draft.

I like to complete research as I draft my essay. (I don't want to waste anytime researching information that I'm not going to use in my essay. Please don't tell your professor-- or mine for that matter, I said that.)

And then, draft again.

During the second draft is when I like to complete my research. I research topics that need stronger arguments. This balances my essay making it look more complete and thorough.

Edit.

Edit your paper. I like to read through my paper and move phrases/sentences around to make my paper flow better. I also fix any punctuation mistakes I may have made. Oh! And, now, is a great time to hit up a thesaurus. Word choice is everything.

Go to your school's writing center.

Some of my teachers actually offer extra credit if you go to the writing center. Another set of eyes on your paper does no harm.

Edit. Again.

I know. I know. How many times can you edit something? Just read through it one more time. One more.

Email it to your professor a week in advance.

If your professor will look over your paper before the submission date, take advantage of it! A few of my teachers did this and it really helped me.

Go back and add some things.

Add anything that your professor told you too. Make your paper the best it can be.

Submit!

Congratulations! You're done!


Editing is key. I highly recommend looking over your paper 2-3 times before you submit it. Your professor will be able to tell you put time and effort into the assignment.

And, celebrate!

Don't forget to celebrate with a cup of coffee in your favorite mug. My current favorite mug is this one from Boss Chic Crate. These mugs are so girly-- and I love them! They look so cute on my desk. This one is so fitting since International Women's Day was on March 8h. Definitely recommend! Go checkout Boss Chic Crate's social media links below.

Question of the Day: How are you enjoying your classes right now? Writing any big papers?



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