“I got to the end of 12 pages.
I’m done writing, right?”
Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that on purpose or because that’s how the ideas came to Student?
Communication is key.
I know your goal was to reach the end of 4 or 12 or however many pages the Professor told you to write, but really? Your goal is a good grade, and that needs clear communication.
Time to write the 2nd draft. And the 3rd draft.
What if a sentence, or a whole paragraph, is really not relevant to the main topic? Does it have to be cut, and if so what happens to the 12 Days of X Number of Pages the Professor wants Student to write? *gasp* All 12 pages have to relevant content? Really?
- Pride and Prejudice can talk about class, society, money, expectations, or a combination of the above, but not your brother’s wedding, unless the Professor allows such modern interludes.
- The Industrial Revolution or the History of John Dale Rockefeller should definitely mention Rockefeller Center, but not the samples of today’s culture showcased there-in.
- Yes, I know that was 2 pages. It shouldn’t have been.
- Please insert relevant content instead.
- “The Chemical Senses of Taste and Smell” are a great twofer, plenty to write about, but mentioning restaurants with great food is kind of not the point.
- The paragraphs about having a stuffy nose and not tasting food are fabulous, keep them.