Out of Practice

Every year after summer break, I would return to school feeling like I forgot how to write.

I start classes again on Wednesday, though I already started reading. Technically, I did write during the spring semester, but not in an academic way; writing about teaching was surprisingly an informal effort. For mock trial, I had to come up with brief lesson plans, but again, not academic writing. It feels like I’ve taken the better part of the year off.

I know it’s probably an unfounded fear (maybe I should write a practice essay to scrub the rust off), but I’m worried that I won’t know what to do, that I’ll have gone from drafting in my head to not even knowing where to begin.


Author: jillboger

Part time writer. Editor-in-Chief for the Bridge volume 13, former EIC for The Odyssey at BSU. My glasses protect my secret identity.

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