The other day I came across an innocuously titled Word document Dr. Jordan B. Peterson crafted to help his students write essays. It was linked in a comment from another thread, but can be found on the web with little effort.
As I read through the document, I was blown away. In all my experience over the past decade working and studying in English departments, JPB’s guide contains the most useful, practical advice on essay writing I’ve ever come across. Not only that, I was staggered by how casually he delivers deep wisdom and profound psychological insights.
JBP points out that essay writing is more than just a thing to do get grades in college. It’s a practical method for clarifying your thinking and learning to articulate yourself. This planet needs people (especially men) who are not only willing to enter into the chaotic fray of beliefs and ideologies, but who have the skill to articulate what matters most to them at all costs. At least this is a skill I’m trying to personally develop.
So I reposted Dr. Peterson's entire guide here to bring his method some visibility, and in the hopes that others might find it helpful.