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Do you like writing essays?
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:02:14 am »
What are the most favourite and hardest things for you in their case?

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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 09:52:10 am »
What are the most favourite and hardest things for you in their case?

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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 09:54:07 am »
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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 07:40:33 pm »
What are the most favourite and hardest things for you in their case?

Yes, it was always my favourite type of homework both in school and university because I liked reading various literature so much and then writing my own texts. Considering that I've never had any serious problems with writing them, especially in case of grammar, vocabulary and style. The hardest thing for me was only writing about topics which were totally boring for me, in such case I had a massive procrastination and many difficulties in the process  :-\
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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 11:05:14 pm »
I write essays and speeches pretty regularly.   Easy on topics I am enthusiastic about, harder on assigned topics where I have to find some angle to write about.  The assigned topics come up at church pretty regularly, where the minister has a topic, and I have to write a few shorter pieces to touch on that topic somehow.

Once I have some angle to enter the topic with the essay is generally easy to construct and flesh out.  Sometimes I find a new direction to take partway through the writing process, and I throw away part of the first draft and rewrite.  It happens...
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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 11:30:36 am »
It has been a while, but yes, I do like writing essays.  In university, I was in computer science, so aside from a couple of required liberal arts courses, I never had to write any. 

About ten years later, I had a feeling that I had missed out on something important.  I had a hankering to take some humanities courses where essay-writing would be required.  So I signed up to do a second degree in religious studies by evening classes.  I enjoyed it immensely, and discovered I was good at it.

Until I ran out of courses that were offered in the evening.  It turned out that the senior courses were only offered in the daytime.  Something to do with evening classes being too lowly for senior profs, I think.  I couldn't really afford to quit my job for a year, so I never finished the degree.
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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 02:21:57 am »
When I was young, writing was the absolute worst thing in the world. I would genuinely get one paragraph in, and break down in tears. Fast forward to now, I've got a writing degree and spend at least an hour a day writing.

Essays, however, were never part of the "fun" writing. Can't say I hated them, but they were just another form of writing to me, albeit an overly structured one. I liken it to an accountant crunching numbers: it's part of the job, part of what they do, and just something that had to be done.

I'm fortunate enough that I specialize in faking my way through essays. If I have bullet points and notes to go off of, I can wing my way through any size essay with little difficulty. My record to date is second semester of college, where my final for a class had to be at least 40 pages. Faked my way through 42 pages in the span of 10 hours for an A-.

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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 04:39:33 am »
When I was young, writing was the absolute worst thing in the world. I would genuinely get one paragraph in, and break down in tears. Fast forward to now, I've got a writing degree and spend at least an hour a day writing.

Essays, however, were never part of the "fun" writing. Can't say I hated them, but they were just another form of writing to me, albeit an overly structured one. I liken it to an accountant crunching numbers: it's part of the job, part of what they do, and just something that had to be done.

I'm fortunate enough that I specialize in faking my way through essays. If I have bullet points and notes to go off of, I can wing my way through any size essay with little difficulty. My record to date is second semester of college, where my final for a class had to be at least 40 pages. Faked my way through 42 pages in the span of 10 hours for an A-.


That is a lot to write during a short time period.  I have found that trying to write one page a day is a good practice.  It keeps you moving forward.  Sometimes you write more.  But this modest goal helps plow through any writer’s block and procrastination.  Even if you just jot down some thoughts and flesh them out later, writing something each day (take a day or two off each week for rest and fun, of course) works out well over the long run. 

This allows more time as you approach your deadline.  Make an early fake deadline if necessary to push yourself along, or set intermediate deadlines for Part A,  Part B, etc.

Unfortunately, many people wait to just before the deadline as that is the only thing that seems to motivate them to finally get the writing, project, etc. done.

It sounds as if you came out well.  Good for you.

Chrissy

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Re: Do you like writing essays?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 11:53:43 pm »

That is a lot to write during a short time period.  I have found that trying to write one page a day is a good practice.  It keeps you moving forward.  Sometimes you write more.  But this modest goal helps plow through any writer’s block and procrastination.  Even if you just jot down some thoughts and flesh them out later, writing something each day (take a day or two off each week for rest and fun, of course) works out well over the long run. 

This allows more time as you approach your deadline.  Make an early fake deadline if necessary to push yourself along, or set intermediate deadlines for Part A,  Part B, etc.

Unfortunately, many people wait to just before the deadline as that is the only thing that seems to motivate them to finally get the writing, project, etc. done.

It sounds as if you came out well.  Good for you.

Chrissy
After years of writing, the best trick I've found to keep pushing forward is dedicate just a tiny amount of time to write; tell yourself, "I'm going to write for 15 minutes." More often than not, for myself anyways, I find myself hitting a hot streak than can go on for well over an hour. And if not, I have a solid 15 minutes of work done. For me the biggest hill is that first step. Saying "I'm going to write for an hour straight" can be far too daunting, even for myself. Giving just a tiny, manageable time set aside can do wonders.

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