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Comfortable, Fresh, and Life: How to be a Teacher in 2019 Make sure the academic, emotional, social, psychological, mental, physical, and nutritional needs of every single student you come into contact with is met...daily. Form deep, personal, caring, loving, but irreproachably professional relationships with each of those students. Do not be their friend. Make sure they know they can come to you at any time for any reason. Hold them to the highest standards of excellence but do not put any undue pressure or expectations on them that might damage their self-esteem or world view. Always give them a pencil, even if you've given them one every day for three marking periods. Put aside standards and tests when national or world issues of importance arise in order to facilitate meaningful, woke conversations that will help strengthen their social emotional learning and empathy. Never talk to them about politics or controversial issues because that could be viewed as trying to force your views on them. Maintain a classroom that is engaging, fun, comfortable, and visually appealing because students won't learn in an environment that they do not enjoy Do not crowd your room with too many overstimulating, colorful, interesting items that distract students from the learning process. Instill a sense of growing independence and self-responsibility in every student while communicating about everything they do in school to their parents daily via email, text, phone calls, newsletters, and blog posts. Focus on real life learning that people really use like bill paying, financial investment, conflict mediation, small appliance repair, etc Make sure all students are proficient on state assessment tests that cover none of those issues. Be prepared at all times to tackle an intruder with a gun or step into the path ofabullet for every student in your building. Be aware that your job is easy because you get summers off. Make sure you come into your classroom several times over the summer to prepare, make copies, and get things ready for next year Be a superhero But don't be too braggy about it. @fun_fresh_ideas How to be a Teacher in 2019 - Fun, Fresh Ideas
Comfortable, Fresh, and Life: How to be a Teacher in 2019
 Make sure the academic, emotional, social, psychological,
 mental, physical, and nutritional needs of every single student
 you come into contact with is met...daily. Form deep, personal,
 caring, loving, but irreproachably professional relationships
 with each of those students. Do not be their friend. Make sure
 they know they can come to you at any time for any reason.
 Hold them to the highest standards of excellence but do not put
 any undue pressure or expectations on them that might damage
 their self-esteem or world view. Always give them a pencil,
 even if you've given them one every day for three marking
 periods. Put aside standards and tests when national or world
 issues of importance arise in order to facilitate meaningful,
 woke conversations that will help strengthen their social
 emotional learning and empathy. Never talk to them about
 politics or controversial issues because that could be viewed as
 trying to force your views on them. Maintain a classroom that is
 engaging, fun, comfortable, and visually appealing because
 students won't learn in an environment that they do not enjoy
 Do not crowd your room with too many overstimulating,
 colorful, interesting items that distract students from the
 learning process. Instill a sense of growing independence and
 self-responsibility in every student while communicating about
 everything they do in school to their parents daily via email,
 text, phone calls, newsletters, and blog posts. Focus on real life
 learning that people really use like bill paying, financial
 investment, conflict mediation, small appliance repair, etc
 Make sure all students are proficient on state assessment tests
 that cover none of those issues. Be prepared at all times to
 tackle an intruder with a gun or step into the path ofabullet for
 every student in your building. Be aware that your job is easy
 because you get summers off. Make sure you come into your
 classroom several times over the summer to prepare, make
 copies, and get things ready for next year
 Be a superhero
 But don't be too braggy about it.
 @fun_fresh_ideas
How to be a Teacher in 2019 - Fun, Fresh Ideas

How to be a Teacher in 2019 - Fun, Fresh Ideas

Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago) Bunmi Laditan to Hello Maya's teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload. She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this. Thank you for understanding. warmly, Bunmi vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email. Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old鈥檚 school a clear message. 鈥淗ello Maya鈥檚 teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She鈥檚 been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. She鈥檚 not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we鈥檇 like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.鈥 A++++ parenting 馃挏 I鈥檝e talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence聽that homework significantly improves elementary school children鈥檚 grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations. 聽(My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 鈥 so that鈥檚 陆 hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn鈥檛 including reading practice!) We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course 鈥 but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it鈥檇 end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she鈥檚 got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.聽 No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.聽 Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she鈥檚 actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we鈥檇 decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle. Luckily for my older daughter my school鈥檚 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!聽 Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn鈥檛 mean parents can鈥檛, or shouldn鈥檛, fight it. Do what鈥檚 right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.聽 I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it. There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that鈥檚 abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it). Homework is intrusive in a young child鈥檚 life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it鈥檚 good training. But for young kids. No. Seriously I鈥檓 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It鈥檚 fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.
Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework
 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago)
 Bunmi Laditan
 to
 Hello Maya's teachers,
 Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have
 physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload.
 She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten
 her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy
 family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.
 Thank you for understanding.
 warmly, Bunmi
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Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email.
Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old鈥檚 school a clear message.
鈥淗ello Maya鈥檚 teachers,
Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She鈥檚 been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. 
She鈥檚 not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we鈥檇 like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.鈥


A++++ parenting 馃挏

I鈥檝e talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence聽that homework significantly improves elementary school children鈥檚 grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations. 聽(My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 鈥 so that鈥檚 陆 hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn鈥檛 including reading practice!) 


We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course 鈥 but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it鈥檇 end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she鈥檚 got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.聽
No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.聽
Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she鈥檚 actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we鈥檇 decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle.
Luckily for my older daughter my school鈥檚 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!聽
Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn鈥檛 mean parents can鈥檛, or shouldn鈥檛, fight it. Do what鈥檚 right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.聽

I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it.

There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that鈥檚 abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it).


Homework is intrusive in a young child鈥檚 life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it鈥檚 good training. But for young kids. No.

Seriously I鈥檓 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It鈥檚 fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.

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Advice, Af, and Bad: hm...buns @coolthottie college really be on some other shit "..and it has to be a minimum of 20 pages." 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running late part 2 (which again would never happen bc you followed my advice and made a little time table for yourself but anyway if it does somehow magically happen) i really recommend using school computers to do your work. ur surrounded by people who will hold u accountable + u will focus running late pt3 on the day of it being due, around 5 PM, be honest w/yourself and see where you are. if you鈥檙e like聽鈥渋t needs 2 more hours鈥 okay. but if you鈥檙e like聽鈥渢his is鈥︹︹ not started鈥 email the teacher.聽they鈥檒l be so聽much more receptive the earlier聽you do this in the process. it looks like聽鈥渋鈥檓 genuinely struggling and i hope to finish this on time but i鈥檓 worried i won鈥檛鈥 instead of聽鈥渋 started this at 11:58PM and am asking for an extension鈥. please also just鈥 be honest?聽 鈥渕y teacher won鈥檛 accept late work!鈥 they all say that, he probably will, particularly if you have a note from the school therapist being like聽鈥渓mao she鈥檚 got so many mental illnesses idek how to help her鈥 鈥渘o he really doesn鈥檛, he doesn鈥檛 care鈥 you can file for disability if you have mental illness, and, in fact, you should聽if it鈥檚 something that often stops you from completing work on time. i didn鈥檛 bc i found that it just let me procrastinate for a longer time, but having that on file means you can go to the dean. 鈥渘o!!! raquel you鈥檙e not listening i have 2 pages and he doesn鈥檛 take late work!!!!!!!!!鈥 聽okay. yeah that鈥檚 bad. but nerves, skeleton, meat, skin. what is it that you鈥檙e struggling with? is it that your can鈥檛 find any quotes to back up your thesis? impossible, tbh, you need to be more willing to purposefully misuse quotes (don鈥檛 do that). but the better option is to just change the thesis.聽 鈥渋 don鈥檛 even have that!!鈥 did you. do the reading? if you even just watched the movie, you probably have an opinion on something聽even if it鈥檚聽鈥渢his is bad.鈥 you can use that.聽use why you didn鈥檛 like it to write a hate-fueled examination on how whiny the main character is and why u think the author is trying to point out how miserable cis white boys are to deal with.聽 鈥渋 don鈥檛 have enough sources!!!鈥 go to wikipedia鈥檚 page about it and look @ the sources. try to like actually read some if you have time but frankly in a hurry a student (me) might be compelled to just slap the source in there.聽 鈥渉ow the fuck聽do i analyze this鈥. u know how ppl agonize over why an actor breathed in a scene. melt into that kind of thinking. you can literally force the words to mean whatever you want.聽i鈥檝e talked about word choice so specific that i based a 12-page essay on three separate uses of the words 鈥渕y dear鈥. i talked about the possessive聽鈥渕y鈥 and how it developed for like 5 of those pages. and always repeat the thesis like a million times. after every analysis you should talk about how it links to the thesis. that is like a free 3 sentences every paragraph. 鈥渋 did all that and it鈥檚 still 3 pages too short鈥 quick ways to Beef Him Up: definitions are great in research papers + essays bc you can talk about either word choice or like the definition of every process used in getting the data. also make the conclusion hella informative (it should answer聽鈥渨hat does this mean moving forwards鈥 most of the time, tie it into modern life or into the past). thicken ur intro with聽鈥渉ere鈥檚 a quote from this guy about it and what he personally felt about acid-base titrations鈥, use a paragraph to talk about the history of the data/book, use a paragraph to talk about the modern reception of the data/book. also look for where you can use two words instead of one even tho like grammatically don鈥檛 do that. worst comes to worst, brevity is the soul of wit. most teachers prefer concise over rambling and all over the place. if you choose to scoot under the page limit, tho, your writing etc needs to be exceptionally聽clean. frankly i鈥檝e only done this once and it was terrifying make computer read it aloud 2 u before u submit.聽鈥渞aquel鈥.. i can鈥檛 look at it anymore鈥. you鈥檙e not looking @ it, you鈥檙e discovering you wrote聽鈥渂reath鈥 not聽鈥渂reathe鈥 and u need to change it tutoring centers exist, i worked in one, and this is how i know they actually Help and have Good Ideas ask about extra credit and do it tbh good luck鈥. breathe. and remember u are astronomically more important than a grade could ever be. do you have trouble writing words on paper but you know what you want to say? because that鈥檚 my personal form of useless perfectionism. like, you can tell your friend all about what you鈥檙e planning on writing, and talk about it for like 20 minutes straight? make notes for imaginary slides for an imaginary presentation on the topic oops you have an outline now! your imaginary slides? paragraphs (or if ur paper is long af, each imaginary bullet point is a paragraph and each imaginary slide is a couple pages) credit for this tip goes to my therapist. thanks amy. u solved paper writing for me and at least seven of my friends Partial credit is better than no credit at all. Only have 5 pages the day it鈥檚 due? TURN IT IN. It鈥檚 better than a zero if the teacher won鈥檛 work with you on an extension or late work
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 @coolthottie
 college really be on some other shit
 "..and it has to be a
 minimum of 20
 pages."
 You'll be writing a
 paper this semester"
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freddieandersen:
inkskinned:

HOW TO WRITE 20 PAGES (from one girl w/mental illness 2 the rest of u, but please keep in mind all of this is just personal Stuff That Worked for me n u might be different):
first of all, and probably most importantly, make that paper about something you actually give a shit about. if you can write an essay on how long shakespeare鈥檚 dick is when you鈥檙e talking to your friends, that鈥檚 a good topic. don鈥檛 choose something u don鈥檛 care about, you will Want To Die
鈥渙kay but the only topics are ones i don鈥檛 care about鈥 talk 2 ur teacher 99% of the time if you鈥檙e like聽鈥渉ere鈥檚 a well-thought-out thesis can i talk about this instead鈥 they鈥檙e like聽鈥渟ure lmao i just couldn鈥檛 think of other paper topics to suggest鈥
鈥渢hey said no鈥 cool find the one u hate the least and try to tie it into something u like. for example i really hated this stupid paper i had to write about a stupid book so i ended up writing about the food inside聽the book and whether or not it was a historically accurate depiction of food. turns out i fucking love talking about food. i also remade some of the old recipes and brought them in as part of the presentation of my project and people went fuckken nuts bc BREAD. basically i thought about聽鈥渨hat motivates me? uh food鈥 and followed that. it was a 45-page book about bread and i looked like a really good student when really i just love bread (somewhere, oprah smiles over me)
the 20-pagers are the ones you Actually Cannot Do the night before. i know we all got real fuckken cocky back in hs when we learned how to do 5 pages in one night w/out trying too hard but 1. as a teacher now i can tell u for sure that teachers聽do know聽you rushed it, we just Don鈥檛 Care bc We鈥檙e Not Paid Enough and 2. twenty pages is not the same thing. you need to actually聽take the time to do it. this is the actual聽version of聽鈥測ou鈥檙e not in hs anymore鈥 DONT lie to yourself and think聽鈥渋t鈥檚 fine i鈥檒l do it in one day鈥 you will !! Regret it!!!!聽
鈥渞aquel. raquel. listen to me. do you actually believe i鈥檓 capable of time management. raquel i have depression i barely manage to exist.鈥 same. but the truth is that when i started like?? actually聽following the rules of timelines and taking my time etc it actually really helps mental illness. you don鈥檛 feel pressured all the time by a deadline, so your anxiety chills a little bit. small progress being acceptable means that on depression days, you don鈥檛 have to worry you鈥檙e fucking it all up. when it鈥檚 15 minutes every day (even if it鈥檚 only 1 word a day) it feels a lot better.
ask the teacher what timeline they鈥檇 recommend. they actually Know.

always聽ask if it鈥檚 informal or formal (if you can use聽鈥淚鈥 statements or not). informal essays can rely on personal feelings and are so聽much easier and trust me if you find out on the day it鈥檚 due that you could have written 12 pages about your feelings instead of 12 pages of research, you will Be Very Upset
i lie to myself all the time and move the deadline up. i write it in my agenda as at least 2 days before it鈥檚 due. surprise!!! i tricked u, self!!! you can鈥檛 procrastinate!!聽
agendas/planners need to be what actually works聽for you. i liked to prioritize w/colors + keep lists. i really love crossing things off聽lists. it鈥檚 like鈥 a balm. for me, i usually say i have to finish the first 2 things, start the 3rd thing, and聽鈥渢ouch鈥 at least half the list. if i finish the whole list i get a prize. also i get to cross off everything which is so satisfying i鈥檓 sure it鈥檚 someone鈥檚 idea of a rush. there鈥檚 so many聽鈥渉ow to鈥 documents on these that i won鈥檛 get into it but frankly?? if you don鈥檛 write it down you will not remember it.聽鈥測es i will鈥 no you won鈥檛 greg. just do it. write it down. write it where u can see it. not there, greg. greg, somewhere good.聽my friend is smart af and uses a post-it on her laptop. that doesn鈥檛 work for me bc i can just? use my hand to cover the anxiety? so choose somewhere good greg.
nervous system, skeleton, meat, skin. nervous system is the thesis. skeleton is quotes/data. meat is the analysis of that data. skin is the fancy transitions + beautification. 聽meat goes on both sides of bone, and skin goes all around. nervous system has to touch everything. do what your teachers have been begging u to do since 3rd grade and start w/an outline. do this while聽you read/research. i usually have a starter thesis like聽鈥渓ady macbeth is a feminist ICON鈥 then take the quotes i think fit. but if while you鈥檙e reading u realize u wanna talk about the use of feminine language and how shakespeare parallels daintiness w/sharpness, u still have a bunch of quotes you can use or not use. this works also w/research papers. just pull what u think is something u wanna talk about. copy-paste it but leave a link to where u got it. then put a bullet point under that says roughly why u mention it
if you just write the outline like you鈥檙e keeping notes to yourself you鈥檇 be amazed how quickly you write the essay bc we get stuck in academic language but it鈥檚 easier to translate聽鈥渢his is why bees are the #bomb鈥 into a paragraph. i mean you just rewrite your notes to yourself in academic speech.聽鈥淭he above passage illustrates the growing necessity of pollinators such as bees in an agricultural environment.鈥
keep track of your sources + label them. don鈥檛 just write聽鈥(SOURCE)鈥 instead if you鈥檙e using multiple sources use the lazygirl way which is (SA1) or whatever shorthand u have for each source. then when you need to finish your sources you go to your little source document, find the one labelled SA1 and then聽鈥淔ind+replace鈥 w/the actual source.
integrate quotes so it reads w/clarity which means don鈥檛 do this聽but if you鈥檙e running late on it and don鈥檛 have time to look up the quote u want to fit this situation, technically you can聽鈥渦se any鈥 word you want (56). so yeah聽鈥渢here is鈥 a moral question about it but you聽鈥渃an鈥 make up quotes (79, 90). don鈥檛聽鈥渁ctually鈥 do this unless you鈥檙e seriously in a crunch. which u shouldn鈥檛 be, bc u managed ur time, right?
running late part 2 (which again would never happen bc you followed my advice and made a little time table for yourself but anyway if it does somehow magically happen) i really recommend using school computers to do your work. ur surrounded by people who will hold u accountable + u will focus
running late pt3 on the day of it being due, around 5 PM, be honest w/yourself and see where you are. if you鈥檙e like聽鈥渋t needs 2 more hours鈥 okay. but if you鈥檙e like聽鈥渢his is鈥︹︹ not started鈥 email the teacher.聽they鈥檒l be so聽much more receptive the earlier聽you do this in the process. it looks like聽鈥渋鈥檓 genuinely struggling and i hope to finish this on time but i鈥檓 worried i won鈥檛鈥 instead of聽鈥渋 started this at 11:58PM and am asking for an extension鈥. please also just鈥 be honest?聽
鈥渕y teacher won鈥檛 accept late work!鈥 they all say that, he probably will, particularly if you have a note from the school therapist being like聽鈥渓mao she鈥檚 got so many mental illnesses idek how to help her鈥
鈥渘o he really doesn鈥檛, he doesn鈥檛 care鈥 you can file for disability if you have mental illness, and, in fact, you should聽if it鈥檚 something that often stops you from completing work on time. i didn鈥檛 bc i found that it just let me procrastinate for a longer time, but having that on file means you can go to the dean.
鈥渘o!!! raquel you鈥檙e not listening i have 2 pages and he doesn鈥檛 take late work!!!!!!!!!鈥 聽okay. yeah that鈥檚 bad. but nerves, skeleton, meat, skin. what is it that you鈥檙e struggling with? is it that your can鈥檛 find any quotes to back up your thesis? impossible, tbh, you need to be more willing to purposefully misuse quotes (don鈥檛 do that). but the better option is to just change the thesis.聽
鈥渋 don鈥檛 even have that!!鈥 did you. do the reading? if you even just watched the movie, you probably have an opinion on something聽even if it鈥檚聽鈥渢his is bad.鈥 you can use that.聽use why you didn鈥檛 like it to write a hate-fueled examination on how whiny the main character is and why u think the author is trying to point out how miserable cis white boys are to deal with.聽
鈥渋 don鈥檛 have enough sources!!!鈥 go to wikipedia鈥檚 page about it and look @ the sources. try to like actually read some if you have time but frankly in a hurry a student (me) might be compelled to just slap the source in there.聽
鈥渉ow the fuck聽do i analyze this鈥. u know how ppl agonize over why an actor breathed in a scene. melt into that kind of thinking. you can literally force the words to mean whatever you want.聽i鈥檝e talked about word choice so specific that i based a 12-page essay on three separate uses of the words 鈥渕y dear鈥. i talked about the possessive聽鈥渕y鈥 and how it developed for like 5 of those pages. and always repeat the thesis like a million times. after every analysis you should talk about how it links to the thesis. that is like a free 3 sentences every paragraph.
鈥渋 did all that and it鈥檚 still 3 pages too short鈥 quick ways to Beef Him Up: definitions are great in research papers + essays bc you can talk about either word choice or like the definition of every process used in getting the data. also make the conclusion hella informative (it should answer聽鈥渨hat does this mean moving forwards鈥 most of the time, tie it into modern life or into the past). thicken ur intro with聽鈥渉ere鈥檚 a quote from this guy about it and what he personally felt about acid-base titrations鈥, use a paragraph to talk about the history of the data/book, use a paragraph to talk about the modern reception of the data/book. also look for where you can use two words instead of one even tho like grammatically don鈥檛 do that.
worst comes to worst, brevity is the soul of wit. most teachers prefer concise over rambling and all over the place. if you choose to scoot under the page limit, tho, your writing etc needs to be exceptionally聽clean. frankly i鈥檝e only done this once and it was terrifying
make computer read it aloud 2 u before u submit.聽鈥渞aquel鈥.. i can鈥檛 look at it anymore鈥. you鈥檙e not looking @ it, you鈥檙e discovering you wrote聽鈥渂reath鈥 not聽鈥渂reathe鈥 and u need to change it
tutoring centers exist, i worked in one, and this is how i know they actually Help and have Good Ideas
ask about extra credit and do it tbh
good luck鈥. breathe. and remember u are astronomically more important than a grade could ever be.


do you have trouble writing words on paper but you know what you want to say? because that鈥檚 my personal form of useless perfectionism. 
like, you can tell your friend all about what you鈥檙e planning on writing, and talk about it for like 20 minutes straight?
make notes for imaginary slides for an imaginary presentation on the topic
oops you have an outline now! your imaginary slides? paragraphs (or if ur paper is long af, each imaginary bullet point is a paragraph and each imaginary slide is a couple pages)
credit for this tip goes to my therapist. thanks amy. u solved paper writing for me and at least seven of my friends


Partial credit is better than no credit at all. Only have 5 pages the day it鈥檚 due? TURN IT IN. It鈥檚 better than a zero if the teacher won鈥檛 work with you on an extension or late work

ruby-white-rabbit: freddieandersen: inkskinned: HOW TO WRITE 20 PAGES (from one girl w/mental illness 2 the rest of u, but please keep in ...