Q. How do I get past the stress of writing a paper?
What are some tips to get past stress of writing a paper?
Research doesn't have to be stressful. We have tutorials for both beginners and experienced researchers in our Virtual Writing Center. Here are a few quick tips to help you overcome your writer's block
- Start with the muddiest point: What is the most confusing to you? Can you get clarity on that part?
- Create a mindmap: Make a visual outline of how the topics or ideas in your paper are connected.
- Brainstorm: In brainstorming, there are no bad ideas! You can write a list of topics, ideas, or questions to narrow your focus.
- Free write: Similar to brainstorming, there is no right or wrong way to free write. You might set a timer for one or two minutes to write down the first things that come to mind about your topic.
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Our Library FAQs provide short answers to common questions to save you time. Each frequently asked question (FAQ) has a concise written answer and often an image or brief video. Many FAQs direct you to other pages of our library website, such as the following: