When writing an essay it is easy to get so concerned about following the academic ‘rules’ that creativity goes out of the window. How can you encourage your self-expression and creativity, while still following the conventions? Here is one suggestion.…
When you start a new assignment, try to allow yourself the freedom to think creatively about it, in a relaxed way.
A wide variety of techniques can assist you to find the perfect topic for your assignment.
If you stumble across an obstacle in your writing, see if you can embrace it and incorporate it into your work;
A visual approach using storyboarding can be invaluable for planning a writing assignment
Sticky notes can be incredibly helpful for organising your writing.
One of the most successful tools for doctoral students is to envisage the role and nature of the protagonist: that is to say, the character (or discipline; or theory; or interpretive paradigm) that undergoes the most profound change during the course of the work.
Are you a 'constipated' or a 'splurge' writer? Although there is no right or wrong way to write, if you are embarking on a long piece of work such as a dissertation, it is advisable to devise a tight structure before you start drafting.
The key to managing your time when you're writing a dissertation or a book is to break down the task into manageable chunks and to fit the work comfortably around your other commitments.