Paper Writing: A Procrastinator's Guide
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Paper Writing: A Procrastinator's Guide

Write your next essay under a tight deadline! Overcome Writer's Block!
4.5 (24 ratings)
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759 students enrolled
Created by K. A. Keener
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • write a draft of a paper in a minimum amount of time
  • overcome their procrastination
  • learn a style of writing introductions and conclusions
  • discover a new writing process much more effective than the standard writing process taught in schools
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Requirements
  • Students should bring to the paper writing process some article that they have read that they need to use to write their paper!
  • Students should consider purchasing the ebook, Paper Writing: A Procrastinator's Guide, available on amazon.
Description

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.  

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who has procrastinated in writing a paper
  • a person under tight deadline to produce their paper
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Curriculum For This Course
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The essential lessons you need to stop procrastinating and start writing
11 Lectures 54:22

Newly uploaded material about understanding the psychology of your procrastination!  

Preview 12:17

Pre-game Continued: Self-hacks for Procrastination
10:00

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. 

Preview 02:41

Learn this method for writing in response to your reading: the foundation of the ambush writing method.

Preview 06:41

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!

Discovering Your Big Idea (Thesis)
05:05

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.

Ordering Your QPIs
02:52

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.  

Connective Tissue: Writing Topic Sentences and Elaborating Importance
03:13

Learn how to start a paper with a few simple steps.  

Introduction Swag
02:06

Learn how to end your paper and do more than just summarize!

Conclusion Swag
03:11

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!

Citations!
03:17

Learn what you can do next time.  Discover how this method can make your next paper even better and how you can lead the rest of your life free from procrastination!  

Preview 02:59
About the Instructor
K. A. Keener
4.5 Average rating
24 Reviews
759 Students
1 Course
Expert in Teaching People to Overcome Writing Procrastination!

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.