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    I've been attempting to start a history essay for the entire xmas holidays and I just can't do it. Im usually good at essays and I know the subject matter well, but somehow I just can't do this essay. Any ideas to get me started?
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    (Original post by rachplatt)
    I've been attempting to start a history essay for the entire xmas holidays and I just can't do it. Im usually good at essays and I know the subject matter well, but somehow I just can't do this essay. Any ideas to get me started?
    Write the "middle" first, but not the introduction. Re-read the middle, draw the conclusions from it. Then introduce it. After all, you wouldn't want to introduce someone you'd never met...

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    The other day on here, someone said that the best thing to do to get started on something is to just write ANYTHING for the first paragraph or something. :confused:
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    (Original post by Aitch)
    Write the "middle" first, but not the introduction. Re-read the middle, draw the conclusions from it. Then introduce it. After all, you wouldn't want to introduce someone you'd never met...

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    Ok, that's what I meant. Yes.
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    Thanks guys...I have an introduction (i wrote it before u replied sorry!) but i'll redo it when iive done the middle! Ive got one paragraph of the middle, so all in all i have 253 words. yay! thanks love rach x

    p.s. hows the uni prep going sian? got all your offers?
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    5 offers, waiting for Durham (like you I see!)
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    (Original post by SiAnY)
    5 offers, waiting for Durham (like you I see!)
    Yeah would like to hear asap! I'm pleased to have york though...means I kinda have a first choice now if durham dont want me! good luck! x
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    Ah, I know your position well! I had exactly the same problem. We were set an essay on 'Why did Mussolini come to power in 1922?' and I only started it 2 days before I went back to school. I put it off like the plague all through the holidays. First, because it covers everything we've done since September, I realised I'd actually forgotten half of the stuff we did early on, so I had to go over it all again using the textbook and my notes. Then, when I was about halfway through the essay, I realised it was going to be 5-6 sides of A4 and I have small handwriting. It was more like a coursework essay than the answer to an exam question. So I then typed it up, condensing it as I went along, and eventually got it down to 2 sides of A4 typed in size 11 font. That's the absolute shortest it's going to get! My history teacher better appreciate the fact that it took me in excess of 6 hours!!!! :mad:
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    i had the same problem, i couldn't start any of my revision, but today i've just started an english essay. i brainstormed all my ideas and put together a thorough plan, including all the key quotes i am planning to use. now all i've got to do is write it, which SHOULD be alot easier
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    I'd just write anything no matter how crap it is. You can always improve it later. That's a good way to get started
 
 
 
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