Back to School: The Routine of Academic Writers

They say they are in office while they are wearing pajamas and t-shirts. They say they are working while they are rocking on their chair with closed eyes. Holding professional degrees, polishing their intellect all the time, surrounded by books and notes, overwhelmed with work, they are Academic Writers by profession.

Do Academic Writers Really Have a Routine?

No. They have no routine at all. The fact is their profession cannot afford going with a routine. Assignments are always with tight deadlines. Just like a doctor who complains that patients come to them when the disease is at its last stages, academic writers complain that students come with bulky assignments just at eleventh hour. Academic writers are bound to follow the routine of students. When the students are so irregular, how can you expect an academic writer to follow a routine?

Routine Goes with an Academic Year

However, the routine of an academic writer can be generalized with academic seasons. At the end of a semester, term or module, academic writers are virtually free with little or no work. This is the period during which they usually plan going for outing and visiting friends and relatives. At the beginning of an academic year, they are overwhelmed with assignments. During this period, there remains only one thing on their schedule and that is work. In busy days, the writers usually get up and go to bed according to the deadline of one or the other assignment. When working on a tight deadline, all types of leisure activities even the coffee breaks are abandoned. At the end of a semester, term or module, academic writers are virtually free with little or no work. This is the period during which they usually plan going for outing and visiting friends and relatives.

Do Academic Writers Feel being Back to School in their Professional Life?

No. Being an academic writer is not like being back to school.

At school you work for getting grades; academic writers work for money. And probably the intention behind the work makes the real difference. When you work for money, you are only concerned with making the job done, while when you are concerned with grades, you move heaven and earth to get good ones.

At schools you do not have to work on as tight deadlines as academic writers have to. When you are a student, you are usually given a term paper in the first week of your semester, and you are supposed to submit it by the last day of the semester. On the other hand, when you are an academic writer, you are given a term paper at tight deadlines (even of 12 hours).

At school you have a lot of time to make excuses to yourself and to delay the work. Academic writers have little. They know they have to do it now; they are professional; they don’t make excuses.

Instead of the Conclusion

Most of the academic writers do not have any routine at all. Their routine varies according to the deadlines of their assignments. Being in touch with books and writing assignments and term papers does not mean that academic writers feel being back to school. There is a world of difference working as a freelance academic writer and studying as a student.

About the Author:

Larry Milbourne  is a senior freelance academic writing supervisor at EssayLancers.com – the online community of freelance academic writers from all over the world. Larry has in-depthknowledge and experience in the academic writing industry.