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I'm doing an essay on motivation and focus in relation to a task that you'd rather not be doing. (In this case I'm trying to improve my work ethic for writing essays, where previously I'd do them the night they were due, now I'm trying to write a full draft in a healthier time-frame)

This includes a 5-day plan with several different theories applied to staying focused and motivation. A lot of these are the if-then model, sacred space and changing your defaults.

I wanted to know if anyone has written similar essays or has similar struggles and how they've overcome these types of issues in the past and whether they can advice any good reading material for the evaluation.

Thanks a lot!
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I'm doing an essay on motivation and focus in relation to a task that you'd rather not be doing. (In this case I'm trying to improve my work ethic for writing essays, where previously I'd do them the night they were due, now I'm trying to write a full draft in a healthier time-frame)

This includes a 5-day plan with several different theories applied to staying focused and motivation. A lot of these are the if-then model, sacred space and changing your defaults.

I wanted to know if anyone has written similar essays or has similar struggles and how they've overcome these types of issues in the past and whether they can advice any good reading material for the evaluation.

Thanks a lot!
How I write essays:
1. Plan an overall direction for the essay. For example, in an essay about gender roles in A Streetcar Named Desire, my general answer might be about the threat of modernizing women to traditional male values.
2. Plan the foci of 3-4 paragraphs, based on your overall direction. E.g. discussing the above idea, I might start with a paragraph about Stanley's reliance on traditional gender roles to keep his power, then have a paragraph about him feeling threatened by Blanche's feminine power, and finish with a paragraph about aggression being the product of masculine vulnerability. That way, I could plan a conclusion which focuses on my overall idea and which relates back well to the question.
3. Choose a moment from the text that you're going to focus on in each paragraph. You will also need to quote from across the text as a whole, but knowing which paragraph you're going to do your deep analysis on is very helpful.
4. Write the essay, making sure I include all the assessment objectives in each paragraph.
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