Whether you are writing a report or an essay, or embarking on your dissertation, ensure you spend enough time planning and structuring it.

Time and space to play
Before rushing into planning your assignment, take some time to explore ideas.
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Embrace low-tech working
Get off screen and try planning and structuring your assignment on paper.
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Building a framework for writing
Before you start writing, it’s best to have a detailed plan.
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Lydia SysonA mixture of metaphors
Try these metaphors for writing to help you with overall structure and paragraph structure.
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To plan or not to plan?
It’s helpful to create a detailed plan to make writing easier.
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sticky notesThe joy of sticky notes
Mind maps, story boards, concept maps or bullet points – find a planning method that works for you.
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