“A better essay is what we all want.”
A professor said that to me almost fifteen years ago, and it became the guiding principle of my work as a university instructor and especially as the Knowledge Ambassador for EssayJack.
I wandered down back stairwells and corridors with flickering overhead lights in a forgotten wing of the old university building. I found the room. It could easily have been a dungeon cell or a monk’s chamber, not an academic office. I walked in and saw Mike, the teaching assistant in my introductory religion course, sitting behind a metal desk.
This was not what I’d expected. It was my first essay in my first year of university. I was a music student at the time and had enrolled in the course, “U.S. History 1945-68,” out of a passion for history and interest in the time period. I’d entertained fantasies of the professor reading my essay and telling me that I had to switch my major to history. I was not a modest first-year student. I thought that the world needed the historical insight and wisdom I’d gleaned in my eighteen years.