How to start writing your essay easily & quickly


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Writing an essay can be daunting to some people. The trick is to know the system that will allow you to build your content quickly and write well. Here is a system that works ALL the time in ANY writing situations.

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How to start writing your essay easily & quickly

  1. 1. So you think you can’t write? <br />Let’s get past some myths. <br />
  2. 2. Myth #1<br />Writing is only for geniuses<br />
  3. 3. Myth #2<br />Writing takes years of training. <br />
  4. 4. Myth #3<br />You can’t write <br />when you’re scared.<br />
  5. 5. Myth #4<br />You don’t know what to write. <br />
  6. 6. Myth #5<br />You know what to say, <br />but not how to say it.<br />
  7. 7. The words start, but then stop, for no reason.<br />Myth #6<br />
  8. 8. Myth #7<br />Your English skills are too poor to write. <br />
  9. 9. Myth #8<br />You haven’t got time. <br />
  10. 10. You can do this! <br />Nonsense<br />
  11. 11. How do I start<br />
  12. 12. The idea is …<br />… to calm down, get the question straight, and gather whatever seems relevant. <br />
  13. 13. So here’s what you do: <br />Take your pencil and paper for a walk. <br />
  14. 14. While you’re walking: <br />Jot. <br />
  15. 15. What’s ‘jotting’?<br />Scribbling every thought that comes to mind, in any order, until the thoughts stop. <br />
  16. 16. Now go back to your workspace.<br />Dump it all onto your screen, each thought on its own line. <br />
  17. 17. If you haven’t got enough thoughts:<br />Then you ‘research’. <br />But it’s a lot like jotting. <br />
  18. 18. Great! A bunch of piles! <br />Now what? <br />
  19. 19. Your piles need handles. <br />Handles are for moving the piles around. <br />
  20. 20. Start with the easiest one. <br />Say what the pile generally says. <br />
  21. 21. Where to put the handle …<br />… on your screen system. <br />… in your card system. <br />
  22. 22. You’re getting ready to start writing!<br />And notice, no writer’s block. <br />(Nor will there be any.) <br />
  23. 23. You’ve got a pile of information!<br />But now what? <br />
  24. 24. It’s time to make piles. <br />You’re separating kinds of information. <br />
  25. 25. A couple ways to do it:<br />With <br />cards.<br />On your screen. <br />
  26. 26. For really big projects: <br />I use my living room floor. <br />
  27. 27. Now stop. <br />Don’t move the piles around. <br />Don’t try to organize what’s in each pile.<br />
  28. 28. Great! I’ve <br />labelled<br />all my piles<br />Can’t I start writing now?.<br />
  29. 29. Sure. Just do this first. <br />Remember what the original question was. <br />(Got it?)<br />
  30. 30. Now look at your handles.<br />Your handles, not your piles. <br />
  31. 31. What do your handles agree on?<br />Whatever order they happen to be in,<br />your handles are all pointing to <br />a general answer<br />to the assigned question. <br />
  32. 32. Take your time.<br />What do they all seem to say?<br />Whatever it is, that’s your essay’s point. <br />
  33. 33. The rest is easy. <br />Next, we’ll yank the piles into order <br />– ‘handles’ remember? – <br />and we’ll manufacture some high-speed words. <br />
  34. 34. Still think you can’t write?<br />It’s a system.<br />
  35. 35. Find out more:<br /><br />
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