Any job worthy of endeavour requires the worker to sovereign over their time. There aren't many tasks in people-jobs that can simply be processed to completion. Time needs to be allocated, and life needs to roll on.
The purpose of an essay is to ‘attempt’ to explore an argument in order to see what you really think about it. Such dialect should invigorate society as it has done since The Garden of Athens. Yet who really likes writing, or reading, essays in school?
Students seeking success in literature should aim to read beyond the limits of the classroom. Each of these books have proved very useful for both my students and me in teaching and reading literature at the higher levels.