How to Write an Essay (The Night Before)

How do I write an essay tonight because it is due tomorrow, and I have to write all of it?

Dear Anonymous,

Ah, procrastination. We have all been there, putting off an essay until the very last possible minute, leaving us with one night to write the entire thing. My advice in these situations is to start with an outline. You are working under a tight time constraint, so it is key that you have a clear plan of where you want your essay to go. Start with a thesis and then organize your ideas so that it takes you less time to actually write. Also, make sure you work paragraph by paragraph so that your essay is coherent (especially because you will not have much time to edit). However, the most key piece of advice I can offer is: remember this experience and do NOT wait until the last minute ever again.