1 Starting thoughts When an essay assignment arrives, read the title slowly. Put it aside for an hour then read it again. Take 15 minutes to ask yourself: • Do I understand what’s being asked of me? You might need…
Transition words and phrases help your work to flow smoothly from one paragraph to the next. They act as a helpful signpost.
Declutter your workspace and make some flashcards or mind maps to summarise the key information you need to revise.
When done well, quoting can enhance your work. Here are three reasons to use direct quotes in your Arts or Humanities essay.
Engage with your reading more deeply by using this 40-minute read-think-write method. It will save you time too.
If you’re a procrastinator, it's important to make a start – any start – but begin early. And write actual sentences on the page.
It's useful to think of endings as looking in one of three different directions: look back; look forwards; look beyond.
Break down the job into a numbered list of tasks. Crossing off the items as you complete them will give you a feeling of achievement.
You may want to launch into your most difficult task first. But if this feels intimidating, start with the quick, simple jobs.