Okay, there are 24 hours in a day. You plan each and every moment of those 24 hours, without leaving enough time for sleep. You know exactly how much time you're going to spend on classes. You'll come back, get a quick snack, and start working on the paper. You have only 5 hours to get it done, since you have to study afterwards.
It's the most important piece of work that you have written so far, and the level of difficulty depends on the topic. It's none other than your dissertation, which will interfere with your life. Don't ever think that you won't see the daylight, as coming up with a topic can set the pace of your work. You may wonder if it's similar to a novelist thinking about a new book.
Micheal Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., made it his mission to standardize statewide tests during his tenure as mayor of New York. There was a rise on test results in English and math. Racial achievement gap had been cut in half. Bloomberg's campaign was an illustration of teaching the test, which doesn't suggest that exemplary instructors would be behind it as well. It could be similar to college students studying literature.
Luis Buñuel, the Spanish filmmaker who poked at bourgeois values in his Surrealist films, once quipped that "our memory is our coherence". In other words, losing that memory would lose that basic memory of oneself. Accuracy on past events should be another matter, but creativity could give writers a free license on how they would interpret the past. After all, perspective could turn a written text into an interesting piece that might prompt readers to read it in its entirety.
You're about to go to college, but you haven't found your roommate. You don't have to worry about it, as you only need an open mind and a bit of consideration. It's easier said than done. Moreover, you're eager to make new friends as early as possible. You plan to be mindful of other people, even try to please them whenever there's a chance.
Dissertation writing is the most important piece of writing you'll undertake during your undergraduate career, so it's natural to have the jitters. There's only way to do it, and it won't be a walk in a park. It doesn't mean that it can't be manageable at all. You can have fun along the way. Planning will be one thing, where you must devote your free time to it.
Knowledge is all you need to write a good academic paper, as you must be able to demonstrate your academic prowess. You have to look for reliable sources, and there is much information to look over in a short notice. Let's start with the Internet: You're wise enough not to give Wikipedia a second chance. It's the site for students who are too lazy to do an extensive research on their assignment.
There will be cynics, there will be doubters. And then there will be you. It has something to do with Columbia Pictures doing a Spider-Man reboot with Marvel Films. It will be another summer blockbuster, dispelling any suspicions that it will be anything but the money. Screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley would do the unthinkable: A summer film with a good story.
It's understandable if some students dread writing a book review. It's a form of literary criticism, a skill that English major students can master in a year or less. But not everyone aspires to be a critic. Most (students) prefer to do something else during their free time. (They must have a social life or else.) Analyzing a book can be a daunting prospect, and discussing its content, style, and merit might lead to sleepless nights. Have no fear.
A dissertation may or may not be submitted to obtain an academic degree, but there's no doubt about its importance. It will be judged on whether (or not) it will make a unique contribution to the university. In this regard, it will take up most of your time. It might take a few years (to finish it) depending on the complexity of the topic. And even the best-laid plans can go awry.