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    I find it difficult to just spout words on to a page sometimes (a lot of the time) I have an essay due next month and want to start now (want to start a month ago but have been putting it off).

    Anyone got any advice for how to approach an essay?

    Note: this is an essay for University, so can’t hand in drafts. But any approaches from those doing a levels are more than welcome.
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    (Original post by connifer12)
    I find it difficult to just spout words on to a page sometimes (a lot of the time) I have an essay due next month and want to start now (want to start a month ago but have been putting it off).

    Anyone got any advice for how to approach an essay?

    Note: this is an essay for University, so can’t hand in drafts. But any approaches from those doing a levels are more than welcome.
    What is the essay about? Is there a question or is it like a personal statement?
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    Try free writing! https://www.thebalance.com/how-does-...ou-how-1277733 then you'll see how much you already know and just go from there. It's a good way of just getting words out and get over the writers block
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    The question is, What is Stanley Morison’s contribution to type design? I do Graphic Communication at Reading.

    So I know I need to talk about his career and question it a little. But my difficulty is just starting to find sources. I start reading boom but I don’t feel like they’re leading me somewhere helpful, and internet research can only get me for far.
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    Lots of mindmaps, then make lists, create sentence starters and genuinely sit down and reflect on the question and what you’d literally answer it by saying
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    if this is an essay for a debate i.e. you're debating a subject through an essay then first make sure you actually understand the question being asked of you. identify the important pieces of information like the time period, who it's about, why there is a debate...sounds basic but having a proper understanding is key. next make a bullet point for each argument and then make sure you understand each argument as well as how they relate to each other & the question. then i normally free-write (write whatever thoughts come to mind) a few sentences for each point and then revise what i've written until it all links together
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