The difference is if a professor gives you like two weeks to write something they expect two weeks worth of effort. If you’re only given an hour they will understand that when grading the exam
@TriangleTesticles, I intellectually understand what you mean but see, I've never not written a 85-95% quality essay on the first draft and I'm a junior in undergrad. I never plan the essay, I spend maybe 1-5mins thinking about where I'm starting and where I'm ending, and then I just start writing and figure it out as I go.
The only class I'm doing any prep-work is my College Writing class that I've pushed off taking until this year and I hate it. I don't like essay plans, I don't like getting hemmed in and required to take all these preparation steps lol
@Sven and Otar, Well that just means your base writing skill is good, but most people aren’t like that.
@TriangleTesticles, except they don't. For the final paper for English in HS we had like 3 months to write it. I didnt even start the research for it until the night before it was due. Handed it in the next day and got an 85.
@Weird Porn Stash, my understanding of writing is that everyone has different methods that are best for them. Some really do benefit from having a clear plan and sticking to it, I don't deny that, some might want to plan things out and then when they start writing use it as more of a guideline, others don't want or need any planning whatsoever.
The ideal plan in my opinion, is to teach everyone how to "hard" plan an essay, how to "soft" plan an essay, and give them tips on how to write from the cuff in like, 6th grade, and then from then on, just set due dates and call it good. That way, when I take a college writing course that's already so redundantly teaching me how to use sources and introduce quotes and write different styles of paper, we aren't wasting time learning this bullshjt like essay planning lol