spend two hours on the next step or prewriting activities. Since you have a lot of time open Tuesdayafternoon, you decide that’sthe best time to reserve to write the first draft; you block out three or fourhours. You make a note on the schedule to leave time open that afternoon to see your instructor duringoffice hours in case you have any questions on the paper; if not, you’llfinish the draft or start revising.Thursday, you schedule a last block of time to revise and polish the final draft due tomorrow. If you’resurprised by this amount of planning, you may be the kind of student who used to think, “Thepaper’sdue Friday—I have enough time Thursday afternoon, so I’llwrite it then.”What’swrong with that?First, college work is more demanding than many first-year students realize, and the instructor expectshigher-quality work than you can churn out quickly without revising. Second, if you are tired on Thursdaybecause you didn’tsleep well Wednesday night, you may be much less productive than you hoped—andwithout a time buffer, you’re forced to turn in a paper that is not your best work. Figure 2.6 "Example of a Student’sWeekly Planner Page with Class Times and Important StudySessions" shows what one student’sschedule looks like for a week. This is intended only to show you oneway to block out time—you’ll quickly find a way that works best for you.