This is the time of desperation, when students who have been teetering all semester give one last-ditch effort to make it. Unlike the movies and books, these last-ditch efforts aren’t successful most of the time. I wish they were more often, but I think it’s a matter of panicking. The rush and desperation to get it done, with adrenaline and caffeine coursing through them, allows for far too many mistakes.
Writing has ever been a discipline where the devil is in the details. Not only can one word make a difference, most of the time one word is all the difference.
And I’m not the devil; I’m just the messenger.Shakespearean jobs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.