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The Night Before Essay Planner

If I could remember my time at uni, I know this book would have helped. Actually, I didn't read the whole book. Does anyone have the Cliffnotes? - Wil Anderson, comedian

The Night Before Essay Planner is not a book you need to read from cover to cover before you start writing your essay. It is your essay. You can plan, research and write your next paper in the planner! It’s that simple!

Do you start your essays four weeks or four hours before they’re due? This best-selling planner is full of every tip and trick you need to get through your next essay, even if it’s the night before your essay is due. 

Managing your time and maintaining clarity of mind are the two essential factors in pulling off an all-nighter. Manage the time, maintain the mind…it’s not a mantra, it’s not a lullaby; it’s time to brew some coffee and get to work.

The Night Before Essay Planner will walk you through the three stages of writing your essay:


To begin an essay you need to plan your attack, understand your question and decide what you need to research. This section will get you focused and organised. The earlier you start, the better your essay will be.


This section of the planner will help you face the library, make sense of what you read and teach you essential note-taking skills. It also serves as a filing system where you can keep your notes and photocopies of the articles you read in one easy-to-find location.


This is where it all comes together: You develop your argument, create a structure and write the first draft of your essay. There are tips on writing and editing, as well as a comprehensive guide to referencing with the most commonly required referencing systems: 

  • Harvard
  • APA
  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • Footnotes (Chicago)
  • Endnotes (Vancouver)

What Others are Saying 

The Night Before Essay Planner is such a great guide to cracking the code of academic writing! It definitely helps to ease the pressure and panic of handing in a major assignment. 
Ingrid Bardon, undergraduate student
I used The Night Before Essay Planner during my final semester of a Masters degree. I found it to be highly beneficial and insightful, even after many years of study. This planner provides thorough detail on the fundamentals of how to write a first-rate essay!
Eva Soliman, postgraduate student
The excellent advice in this unique workbook will help any student produce their first university essays without problems.
Dr G. F.Walker, university lecturer
What a great concept! Many students find the transition from school to tertiary study and work requirements difficult not only because of the higher order research skills expected but also the need for quality time management and planning. All university students should regard this as a “must have” book for all essays and assignments.
Graeme Davies, secondary school principal
This book gives you clear, no-nonsense advice on how to research and write a great essay. It covers everything you should be taught about researching your topic and writing your essay but somehow are expected to just know. It draws together clear, practical advice and presents it in a concise, easy-to-read package. This book is a must for all students wanting to improve their skills and their grades.
Dr Kirsten McCaffery, university researcher