Many students get incredibly anxious when writing or handing in their first university level paper, but it’s completely normal. As a fourth year student, I can honestly say that those nerves a repeated each time you hand in your first paper with a new professor. Why? Well because each department is different, each course is different and each professor is different, and that means that expectations can vary widely. Think of your first paper like a test paper- you could do terribly or you could do amazingly. Either way, it’s very easy to pull back from and it’s an opportunity to learn what you need to do for more important assignments.