How to Do My Essay in an Hour: Three Basic Writing Rules

Many students struggle with the time it takes them to complete their essays. Whether it be procrastination or writer’s block, completing an essay can be an extremely lengthy process if you are not in the right mindset while writing. Fortunately, with the right information and the right mindset, an essay can be completed in as little as an hour. Continue reading this article for three basic rules that will assist you in completing your assignment in just an hour.

  1. Eliminate ALL distractions.
    • While some people find it necessary to have background music in order to get work done, others find themselves losing their train of thought and focusing on changing songs or singing along rather than getting to work.
    • Turn your cell phone off! If anything, leave it in another room. There is nothing more distracting than a buzzing phone beside you on the table as you attempt to work. Texting and social media draw students away from their work more than any other distractions.
    • If there is a TV that is on in the room, turn it off. If others are watching it, leave the room. Odds are that the sights and sounds coming from the television will greatly distract you from your work.
    • Tell others around you that you need time alone to work. This will help eliminate the chances of being distracted by questions or other conversations.
  2. Plan out your writing first.
    • One of the largest issues students face when writing is the dreaded writer’s block.
    • Composing a simple brainstorm of any type before beginning to write can help immensely.
    • An overall plan of what you will write can help you easily transition from topic to topic within the essay without getting off-track or forgetting in which direction you want to take your writing.
    • Typing out an outline can be of massive help, though a simple written brainstorm can help just as well.
  3. Start writing!
    • Create an interesting introduction that provides readers with a brief but informational summary of what they are about to read. Readers should be able to clearly understand what they are reading about as they transition from the introduction to the body of the essay.
    • Branch the remainder of your content off of your introduction, as well as the brainstorming or outline that you composed beforehand.
    • If you managed to create a decent outline or brainstorm, it should be enough to carry you through the essay and direct you in which direction to take your content.
    • Most importantly: keep going! Even if you aren’t quite sure of the words you are putting down, continue writing. You may find yourself branching off into more interesting topics that you did not predict beforehand. If not, remember that you can always go back and revise.
    • It is always better to continue rather than stop and allow yourself to fall out of the “zone”.
    • Keep snacks available for yourself. It is nearly impossible to work with an empty stomach!