How much time and money a median student needs to write a 1500-word essay, if following the internet recommendations?
"Researching for an essay is the most time-consuming process. It should take you 10-15 hours of research time to write a 2,000-3,000 word essay."
"If you don't understand the assignment, if you're having trouble developing a topic, or if you're worried that your topic may stray from your assignment, ask your professor for guidance."
"Do write the first draft as rapidly as you can."
"The average word-per-minute typing speed is only 41.4 words in one minute."
"You want to make sure that your ideas are coming through clearly, that the logical structure of the essay flows well, that your transition sentences work well, etc."
"Edit the second draft for citations/references. At this stage you want to make sure that your sources are properly documented and formatted appropriately."
"As a guide, it normally takes between half an hour and an hour to proofread a 1,000 word document."
"University of Rochester researcher Joshua Geiger says that fruit provides the best energy for evening study periods between 7:45 and 9:45 p.m."
"The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it."
"Even a short sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes produces a fivefold improvement in information retrieval from memory."
"To keep your neurotransmitter levels up, obtain your protein in the form of a protein-packed nutrition bar or whip up a high-protein smoothie."
"Caffeine improves short-term memory and those who take 200 mg of caffeine before study session were able to retain learnt information for more than 24 hours."
"When you're on the verge of a nervous breakdown, after you realize that you have no idea if what you're reading in your stats textbook is even English, sushi can be the perfect mood booster."
"Freeing up of attentional resources occurs when people quench their thirst."
"Whenever possible, arrange for reviewers (such as your parents or friends), and let them know when they can expect a draft."
"Connecting a reward to a period of effective study not only gives you a mental break, but will motivate you to want to study effectively the next time."