College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

  Harry Thorne,
  WAC Coordinator
  Office: Building 2S Rm 227
  Email WAC

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Writing in the Disciplines
for Students

 Pay attention to motivation.

If you're feeling really perky and excited about your work for the day, dive in. But if you're dragging, put a few things that take only a few minutes on your list and do those first to get everything rolling. Even if you're just sending an e-mail to a prof, ordering a book, and printing some reading—and all of the tasks take a total of 20 minutes—crossing three things off your list to start the day when you're not heading in super motivated feels incredible. That said, watch how many of these little things you put on your list and how much time they take.

Next: Know that your work shouldn’t be perfect from the start. ->