I need advice! I'm currently in a horrible predicament, in which I have a 2000 word essay and I don't know how to proceed. I've started it, but I'm not convinced it will reach 2000 words and I feel utterly miserable and despondent. It's got so bad, that I'm considering leaving the University. I'm a first year student, and I was wondering if anyone else had similar problems. If so, how did you manage?