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the real deal on writing college papers

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  1. Andrew Nyerere

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    "Deadlines are meant to be taken seriously," he says. "You are going to have to sit down at some point and do the work, so you might as well determine to do it at the first opportunity instead of the last."
    Writing a solid paper will probably require four drafts., says Williams, explaining that "The rough first draft may well be no more than a page or two of hastily scribbled impressions." He continues:
    If the first draft, then, is barely comprehensible, the second draft is your best working paper. This is written once you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do. It is the skeleton of what will become your final paper. It is also the hardest one to write. Do not worry here about perfection, for this is also the draft that you next must comb over carefully to correct logic and organization, to note where better evidence is called for or has been left out, or where the argument has wandered off the path. The third draft then comes close to being your finished paper, but this is the copy that needs to be examined closely for typos, grammatical mistakes, misspellings, and other last-minute problems.
    Ideally, then, your fourth draft should be your final paper