Tiff and Earl

by The Cowl Editor on September 26, 2022


Dear Tiff and Earl, 

I just got my first Civ paper prompt, and to say I’m freaking out is an understatement. I haven’t done any of the readings for this class yet and I only have a couple of days until the paper is due. Any advice?


Major Procrastinator

Hey Major Procrastinator,

Like you, I myself have procrastinated writing this response until the very last minute with some help from my friends in the writing center! They are great at helping people come up with ideas for Civ papers! Just go into your appointment with some knowledge about the readings for your paper and you should be all set!

From a former writing center tutor, 


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Dear Major Procrastinator,

What I am about to suggest may seem counterintuitive, but as a procrastinator myself, it’s worked wonders for both my grades and my self-esteem: KEEP FREAKING OUT. DON’T DO ANYTHING UNTIL THE LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE. Then, when you sit down to do it, your adrenaline will be pumping like a train through your veins and inspiration will be pouring out of your ears. I can honestly guarantee you’ll produce your best work— and why wouldn’t you trust ME?



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