Me, teaching: "Now, when you write an essay, take some time first to plan it. It's really important to plan before you start. Make an outline of your essay's paragraphs and what you're going to say in each one."
Me, actually writing an essay for my own study: "Hmm... I'm almost 2000 words over the word limit and haven't even finished covering all the main points or reworded anything to include all my references. Guess I'd better spend the next four hours going through it trying to decide what to keep..."