Just updated with an opening module on how to disrupt your procrastination by understanding the psychology behind it! Including five helpful self-hacks to get you going!
Learn how to start!
Learn how to finish!
Learn how to write your paper without even realizing you are in the middle of writing it!
Developed over several years to help struggling, procrastinating students write a draft for a paper under a tight deadline, this course can revolutionize the way you approach writing.
Find a method that talks back to your self-doubt that is fueling your procrastination!
This method was developed over a period of four years working with students who were the ultimate procrastinators—at-risk high school students in challenging New York City neighbors. After years of struggling, these students learned this method of breaking through their procrastination and writer's block to write their first drafts.
Anyone who struggles with how to start a paper or who always puts off paper writing until the absolute last minute will benefit from this method.
The videos are very short by design. If you've been procrastinating you don't have a lot of time! This is a quick guide with easy to follow steps and additional resources to help you if you get stuck.
Newly uploaded material about understanding the psychology of your procrastination!
This short video discusses the traditional writing process taught in schools and how the ambush method you will learn here is different and more effective.
Learn this method for writing in response to your reading: the foundation of the ambush writing method.
Now that you are on your way and have written the bulk of the paper, write the idea that ties it all together: your thesis!
Now that you've written over half your paper, this short lecture teaches you how to order your QPIs and eliminate those that are no longer helpful to you.
So you've got these semi-paragraphs—your QPIS— now what? Now you must write the part that connect everything you've written into one cohesive paper. Sounds complicated, but really it is just adding on to the top and bottom of each QPI.
Learn how to start a paper with a few simple steps.
Learn how to end your paper and do more than just summarize!
Learn the difference between in-text citations and a works cited page. Find out about a great internet resource that will do a lot of the citation work for you!
I am a passionate educator who has taught on over four continents for over 15 years. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and an MA in English Education from Columbia University's Teachers College. I currently hold a professional 7-12 Teaching License in English for New York State.