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Challenges of Writing Papers for Students: Confessions of an Academic Writer

People who are unaware of what it is like to be an academic freelance writer might say it is a swell job: you can work in your pajamas at home, you have a flexible schedule, and drink vodka while you pound out essays and articles (though not advised). However, when one is writing papers for students, there are a bunch of messy details: usually, students provide any minimal instructions, you can have grueling periods of work, and your head can almost explode with the amount of information you have to take in.Writing Papers for Students

Messy Instructions

Sometimes, students simply write “do my essay” in the instructions field of the order form. Or even worse, students provide instructions that make no sense. For example: “Write a compare and contrast essay that shows the cause and effect through a case study format.” Somehow, you are supposed to read the student’s mind and create a masterpiece. In the worse case scenario, they provide super vague instructions and won’t even message you back about giving more details – and then get mad at you for writing something that they didn’t want. You just feel like slamming your head against your desk.

Aug 2, 2016
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