For me April was the month of essay-writing.
My first essay deadline of the semester was on April 17th. I had to write a 1,500 word essay for Macroeconomics. Since I was travelling during spring break I did not have as much time as I had hoped so I had to do most of the work after I got back to Manchester.
My second essay deadline is on May 5th. This time I had to write a 3,000 word essay on the circular economy for Towards 2050. We were given a choice of three open-ended question, so I chose the one I found the most interesting. I spend quite a bit of time doing research and making notes, which really helped to speed up the actual writing process. To my own surprise, I finished the essay a week before the deadline, which is a first for me. I’m usually the type of student who is well prepared, but when it comes to essays that isn’t always the case. That’s why most of my modules are exam-based.
My final coursework of the semester is a 3,500 word essay on patient-centred leadership for my Healthcare module. Before I started writing, I spent a full day doing research: Reading reports, journal articles and the news. I went to see my lecturer to discuss my essay plan with her and got some useful tips.
Not all lecturers are willing to provide that much feedback, but when they are I usually go and see them. It always makes me feel a bit better when I know that I am going in the wright direction with my essay. I finished the essay over the weekend and the only thing left to do is proofread it one more time before I can hand it in.
After spending three weeks writing essays, I’m almost looking forward to exam revision 😉