- By Daniel Millions
- Published 11/26/2008
For many people, the task of writing a college essay is overwhelming, as there are high expectations and several requirements that must be adhered to. That combined with the fact that one usually has many college essays to do at once makes the process of composing each individual essay difficult. Nobody is alone in their apprehensions about writing, and thousands of people face the same problems every day (although to the individual, it seems like they are the only one having trouble and everybody else is getting it). There are many sources of assistance for writing of any sort, and if you are having trouble, you should seek out these sources and utilize them as effectively as possible. One source of assistance is there twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and it is jam packed with information from all over the world. Know what it is? If you did not guess the Internet, the last things you should be worrying about are college essays. In any case, there are tons of resources on the Internet that are designed specifically to help students write essays. They have information on how to get ideas, how to structure your paper, and various tools to assist you with the actual writing. You can find most things for free, but if you are willing to part with a few dollars, you can gain access to premier resources backed by prestigious institutions. You can also use the Internet to find additional sources of offline help.
If you are having any t
rouble writing your essay, the first person you should go to is your college professor. They are there to help you, and usually have specified office hours where students can visit them for any reason. All professors also have a university email address, where they can be reached any time, and you can ask your questions via that medium if you prefer. This is first and often best route to take, as nobody knows more about the assignment than the professor themselves. In addition, it shows that you care about your work if you come to the professor for help, and you can get inside tips about what exactly to do in order to get a good grade. Before consulting any other resources, go to your professor first, as it will probably save you a lot of time and trouble. Your peers can also be valuable resources, especially if they are older and have been through the same class. Do not be afraid to ask friends for help on your assignments; after all, that is what college is for. There are even special on site organizations dedicated to peer tutoring, and if the program is free, there is no reason not to take advantage of it. Just make sure that the person you are getting your advice from knows what they are talking about, and you should not approach just anyone, as you want an experienced scholar helping you, not a poor performing slacker.
If you are against asking for help, do not be. Everybody needs assistance once in awhile to accomplish their goals, and there is no shame in having someone else help you reach yours. Just make sure to pay it forward by helping others when they need you.