Final Essay Writing Process As Told Through Gifs

Finals are always stressful, but the added pressure of final essays can make it worse. Here's what the essay-writing process looks like for the average college student: 

  1. 1. Getting the assignment at the beginning of the semester with the syllabus 

    Out of sight, out of mind. 

  2. 2. When your professor reminds you to start thinking about the assignment

    No thanks. 

  3. 3. Receiving the official assignment with all of the due dates on it

    Can't ignore it anymore. 

  4. 4. Coming up with a thesis 

    *Shane Madej voice* "I've connected the two dots!" 

  5. 5. Researching

    Reading has never been harder. 

  6. 6. Writing up a first draft 

    "If there is no struggle, there is no progress" -Frederick Douglass

  7. 7. Procrastinating

    Treat yo' self to a study break every now and then! 

  8. 8. Writing another draft 

    Hang in there. You've made it this far. 

  9. 9. Going to class the day after a draft is due 

    Time for another day run on coffee and adrenaline. 

  10. 10. Going to your professor's office hours for help

    Professors can be super helpful! They did write the assignment after all. 

  11. 11. The night before the final draft is due

    You're in the home stretch now. 

  12. 12. Proofreading

    Remember: there's a difference between "you're" and "your," between "their," "they're," and "there," and between "it's" and "its." 

  13. 13. Submitting it online/ handing it in 

    You can finally get rid of it for good. 

  14. 14. Getting that hard-earned A that you deserve 

    Hard work pays off! 

Don't let the pressure from finals, essays, and projects wear you down! Remember to take care of yourself and to take study/work breaks periodically to eat, sleep, shower, and just take a brain break from alll of the hard work that you have been doing. You've got this!