I am also in a bit of a conundrum/catch 22/"chicken and egg" situation. On one hand, people say that one has to organise/outline one's thoughts before writing or reading so that the essay/dissertation/thesis-writing process is more streamlined. But on the other hand, how will I get to know what to put in my outline if I haven't read too much yet?
To put it another way, if you are presented with a question, can't you 'shout out' your opinion first then search for evidence later because the idea is to show the marker how you think? Or how do you know what opinion to vouch for until you finished reading?
The last thing I want to submit is a piece of rubbish but I want to make sure I am efficient in how I use my reading, preparation and writing time. The question is where do you start so that you efficiently get on with the task?
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Last edited by sirlim; 23-07-2014 at 18:53.
- 23-07-2014 15:40
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- 23-07-2014 23:04
I was advised to write out all of my headings, along with a brief idea of where I would go with it. That way, you have a structure planned out, as well as knowing what you want to talk about. You can then begin reading in order to be able to fill in each heading.