Are you stuck with the development of your essay or dissertation idea and tempted to shelve it and start again with a different topic? Before you discard the idea, why not remind yourself of what attracted you to the idea in the first place? Then go back to the original premise and think about what you are trying to explore, debate or prove. Talk it over with someone else — the discussion may help you connect with your original passion for the topic. As you explain the idea, you will begin to clarify your thoughts and a new way forward may emerge.
25 April 2018
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