If you’re still in school or have in fact gone back to school to get a degree, you know that a major portion of the course you take will be writing
One suggestion that helps quite a bit is once you get the assignment for the rest of the day, just put away and don’t think about. Do everything else they would normally do throughout your day but leave that be. When the next day arrives, take it out and take a look at the first section of your assignment. This can be anything from instructions on how to proceed to simply a list of topics that you can choose from. If it is a list of topics that you can choose from then choose the one that most interests you and stick to it as your first choice is normally your best. This will allow you to begin research and writing on something that interests you and as such will make the entire process feel a little easier.
Another suggestion is to spend the time up front and gather all of your resources and research both online and off-line together. By doing this, it allows you to have all of your research organized and together. The last thing you want to do is research while you’re trying to write. The reason for this of course is that you wind up getting confused especially if you have a lot of research to do. It’s far better to get the research together and organized before you start to write.
Once this is done, the best thing to do is split the entire assignment up into various sections and design schedule around those sections. For instance, if you know you have a month to complete the assignment then what you can do after you’ve gotten your topic and research together is take one day and quite simply write out your controversial question or argument and then the introduction. Once this is done, put away for the rest of the day. This will allow you not only time to do other things that will give you the chance to look at it with fresh eyes. And the next day you can work on a particular part of the main portion of the
One other suggestion is to never self edit as you write. This will only slow down the writing process and frustrate you. The best thing is to write without worrying about grammar and punctuation or spelling until your particular section for that days completed. The next day when you go back to it then you can more clearly see any errors and you can quickly edit at that time. This not only such splits your writing up into manageable chunks but also splits up your polishing and editing so that you’re not doing it all at once.