If left unplanned, the reading stage can swallow up huge amounts of time.Fortunately, there is scope for developing efficiency in several ways: While a certain level of efficiency is desirable, it is also important to remain flexible enough to identify relevant and interesting ideas that you had not anticipated.
If left unplanned, the reading stage can swallow up huge amounts of time.
Editing your writing as you develop your ideas is a positive not a negative process: the more you cross out, re-write, and re-order, the better your essay should become. The structure may be strong and clear, or it may be unobtrusive and minimal but, in a good essay, it will be there.
Underpinning the structure will be the ‘argument’ your essay is making.
It is the most common focus for study consultations among students using Learning Development. A collection of Question lists is available via the Learning Development website.
These lists suggest questions to ask of your writing when you are reviewing it.
It is therefore useful to go into the writing process expecting to make revisions.
The first words you write do not have to be part of the final version.
You begin there; you end there; and everything in between needs to be placed in relation to that title.
All three of the processes described above will inform your decisions about what you need to read for a particular essay.
Then you need to plan how you will respond to every single element of the title.
The guidance given to you by the title is freely available, and is your best clue to what is required in your essay. Three, answer the question.’ This is important at the start, but also throughout your writing, as it can be easy to drift away and waste valuable words from your word limit by writing material that may be interesting, but which is not relevant to the title set.