Essay Writing Myths For Dummies
There are plenty of myths kicking around college, and like most myths, they are based on ignorance and misunderstandings. Here are a few myths you may have heard around the campus, so ask yourself, are they really as true as people tell you they are?
Can you work as well with very little sleep?
There are a lot of students that claim they are operating a peak capacity even though they only have a few hours of sleep every night. They claim that they can fight tiredness and that it doesn’t affect them, but the fact is they cannot.
They are pushing themselves towards an epic burnout. Such students often quote the fact that Einstein only had four hours of sleep per night, but who actually knows if that is true? In addition, even if it were, wouldn’t he be the exception rather than the rule?
Tip – Getting enough sleep is not good advice. Actually give yourself a bedtime and get into the habit of going to bed at that time and your body will automatically become tired. You are an adult now and need to start regulating yourself the same way your parents used to.
Is inspiration another name for copying another idea with a twist?
We do stand on the shoulders of giants when we come up with ideas and innovation of our own, but becoming inspired doesn’t always mean having a brand new (fresh) idea. For example, have you ever watched a movie and hated the ending? Maybe you saw the movie “I am Legend” and figured it would have ended better if Will Smith had survived.
If you rewrote that movie and made it better, isn’t that the same as inspiration? It is okay to search around for other people’s ideas in order to generate a little inspiration of your own so long as you are not copying other people in full.
Tip – Copying somebody else is not a good idea, but other people make points in their essays that are going to apply to your work. You should reference things to justify your ideas, so what is wrong with lifting a few points from other peoples’ essays and add them into your own?
Are all essays that are written quickly of a poor quality?
If this were true, then all students would have failed their courses at some point. Many students leave their essays until the night before and then throw an all-nighter. Obviously, an essay written in a night cannot compete with one that was written over three week, but just because it was done quickly doesn’t mean it is bad. There are plenty of professional essay writers that write essays all day, and they have become so proficient at it that they can write an essay quickly and still have it score highly.
Tip – Doing your essays is boring and many people put it off because the task itself is far more daunting in their mind than it actually is in real life. If you find yourself putting your essay off, just write the plan for it and leave it. Once the plan is written, you will feel a lot better about writing it in full.
Are all essay writing services that bad?
Think about it, if all essay-writing services were really con artists, then the entire industry would have collapsed by now. There are some companies out there that strive to help students and make their lives easier. How could an assignment help service such as Assignmentmasters have lasted as long as they have if they were screwing students over? Their online reputation would be in the toilet by now, yet their current online reputation is impeccable.
Tip – Do shop around for good essay writing services. Check their online reputation and look for bad reviews. If the negative reviews seem to make similar points, then there is chance the company is not living up to its promises and you should probably avoid it and try another (there are a lot of them).
Question the things you are told and the things you hear. Most myths will not hold up to close scrutiny and logical thought. Consider empirical evidence and come to a more reasonable conclusion, even if that conclusion is “I don’t know.”