Trying to do homework and feeling overwhelmed. Strangely enough it hasn’t been the German that has been causing me the most anxiety; it has been the papers (short essays and precis) I have to write for my history course. I don’t seem to know how to write “academically”. Or at least that’s what I fear. I haven’t seen my grade on my first essay yet and I haven’t had the appointment with my history professor from last quarter to discuss why my grade wasn’t as high as I had anticipated.

I’ve been writing all along, and been published here and there, too. But maybe I missed the lessons about how to satisfy one’s professors so that they think that YOU are thinking the way THEY think. Ya think?