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    I've had a problem with starting ANY essay. My first draft for this is due on the 20th of Nov (2 weeks!!!) i was wondering if it was totally wrong to start it with a question. My question has to do with how brain injury effects normal brain functioning; so I wanted to begin it with "What is brain functioning" and then begin to define/explain. Or should I just jump right in it - also I'm having a hard time finding actual resources for what constitutes as "normal" brain functioning and "injury" I've used google scholar and summon. Many of you will probably tell me I need to do more reading/understanding of my actual topic - agreed
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    (Original post by faizayasmin)
    I've had a problem with starting ANY essay. My first draft for this is due on the 20th of Nov (2 weeks!!!) i was wondering if it was totally wrong to start it with a question. My question has to do with how brain injury effects normal brain functioning; so I wanted to begin it with "What is brain functioning" and then begin to define/explain. Or should I just jump right in it - also I'm having a hard time finding actual resources for what constitutes as "normal" brain functioning and "injury" I've used google scholar and summon. Many of you will probably tell me I need to do more reading/understanding of my actual topic - agreed
    In response to the first part, I'd personally recommend just 'jumping straight in', there's no point starting with a question. Explain what (normal) brain functioning is then continue from there.

    As for the second part, consult the reading list(s) for that particular module, if you still don't have any luck then ask a member of staff, that's your best bet, honestly. They are employed to help you so make use of them, after all you're paying a lot for this tuition!

    Good luck - I'm excited to start BSc Psychology next year.
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    (Original post by faizayasmin)
    I've had a problem with starting ANY essay. My first draft for this is due on the 20th of Nov (2 weeks!!!) i was wondering if it was totally wrong to start it with a question. My question has to do with how brain injury effects normal brain functioning; so I wanted to begin it with "What is brain functioning" and then begin to define/explain. Or should I just jump right in it - also I'm having a hard time finding actual resources for what constitutes as "normal" brain functioning and "injury" I've used google scholar and summon. Many of you will probably tell me I need to do more reading/understanding of my actual topic - agreed
    "Lesion studies" will be what you are looking for. Haven't you been given a reading list for the essay? What is the actual title of the essay? I doubt they'd ask you to describe how lesions effect brain functioning without narrowing the topic down a little bit.

    This paper might be a good place to start:
    http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v5...l/nrn1521.html
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    “Thebrain is the organ by which we think that we think”, is a famous quote (byAmbrose Bierce) that gives a clue on the function of the human brain. Thebrain, an organ whose importance cannot be underestimated, is credited for thesophisticated and complex group of systems that the human body is. It is thepart of the body that distinguishes and places human beings above the otheranimals. The brain conceives and interprets internal information and influencesthe external output bodily, by involving other systems including the skeletaland endocrine systems among others."

    You could get hints from the paragraph above on the functions of the brain. You can then build it from there.

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    (Original post by faizayasmin)
    I've had a problem with starting ANY essay. My first draft for this is due on the 20th of Nov (2 weeks!!!) i was wondering if it was totally wrong to start it with a question. My question has to do with how brain injury effects normal brain functioning; so I wanted to begin it with "What is brain functioning" and then begin to define/explain. Or should I just jump right in it - also I'm having a hard time finding actual resources for what constitutes as "normal" brain functioning and "injury" I've used google scholar and summon. Many of you will probably tell me I need to do more reading/understanding of my actual topic - agreed
    I am also an undergrad and just starting to write essays etc. From the research that I have done, I think that it is acceptable to start with a question, however starting with the definition is pretty common. My lecturer tells me that they want to see the subject question within the first 3 lines.

    Hope this helps
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    Surely you're given an essay title?

    Start with an introduction - what is normal? who defined it as that, when?

    Point 1 - evidence to support, evaluate the point against theory/methodlogy (Think back to GRENADE/GRAVE), link back to the question (why have you used this point?)

    point 2 - repeat

    point 3 - repeat

    conclusion - summarise all of your links, come to a conclusion, suggest improvements/show that you'e thinking about the future of the topic.

    Remember to reference throughout (Psychology is usually APA style) academic language. If you're given a module guide look for the assessment guidelines (how to get the higher marks).
 
 
 
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