Erm... coffee and/or red bull!
In all seriousness, if you get tired then stop and do some more tomorrow! If you carry on when you're really tired your essay wont be written to the best of your ability!
Good luck with it btw!
Plan it as much as possible beforehand so if you get tired you know what you're doing. Try to have all of the research done if possible.
Typing with my headphones on and some good music usually helps me staying awake.
Drink lotsa red bull to keep you awake also I find that after 3 it's ok.
Don't drink too much coffee or you will be shaking and twitchy and unable to concentrate.Have maybe,a cup every 90 mins or something.
I do one every couple of weeks - plenty of water and a triple shot latte helps!
Oh dear, i have become an expert on this sort of thing this week! I haven't pulled all nighters for a few months to be honest but i have been getting up at 5am everday to do work, working all day (lessons and doing work in free periods, only stopping for lunch/ dinner/ travelling home on foot!) and then working until midnight! I feel awful for it, i can't keep my eyes open! My mouth tastes funny too lol! To keep me going, i have been having lots of espresso coffee, listening to music loudly on my ipod, drinking water and telling myself it will all be worth it when i get to uni! Oh, and be prepared for tears of frustration/ despair if this is a regular thing!
Anyway, i need another coffee!
I'm sorry, but caffeine is death for all over night attempts at study. I don't feel caffeine helps you stay alive at all when you have to concentrate. It makes you feel distracted and agitated. Drinking a lot of water and eating light, fresh foods such as oranges and yogurt will help keep you awake and energetic. While Red Bull will most definately get you feeling pumped up, I don't believe it will help you with your assignment.
no sugary/caffine drinks. you drink loads then dip when you dont have any more/run out and thats baaaad
Eat little and often. Pasta, bananas and cereal are good things to have. Hot food helps to warm you from the inside and gives you more energy. I would recommend tea rather than coffee, and Lucozade rather than Red Bull. When you feel you need a break, go and have a shower and you will feel relaxed and less tired afterwards. Make it a warm, but not hot one.
If you start to get really tired, go and have a quick shower. Hopelessly inconvenient and will probably piss your flatmates off no end, but it always wakes me up really well.
My tip for finishing your essay tonight is to get off TSR. xx