Writing college essays is mostly bullshit. If you’re in an English class, than yourprofessor is grading you on how well you can follow directions. However, if you’rein an elective class than your essay will be graded on domain knowledge. Thisguide is focused on how to write “A‐grade” papers for your English classes, thinkfreshman level composition, literature classes, etc.This guide is not for everyone and is intended to help freshman get better gradesin composition class, while getting their essays done as quickly as possible.
When I was a little freshman, my first college class was composition. Thinking I was a talented writer, I spent most of the time developing my thoughts and doingproper research and then spending the proper time making sure those ideas werecommunicated properly to my professor. My first essays got B’s. After some helpfrom the writing center on campus, a graduate student finally shared with me alittle tip “your professor is going to grade you backwards on how many mistakes you make, you should spend more time on making sure your grammar and form iscorrect”. This tip is what helped me develop this method and worked very well forme until I wrote a paper on chauvinism for a feminist professor, which is anotherstory all together.