There are different writing techniques , but also types of writing. Which type of writing you are usually only becomes clear after a certain period of time – maybe no category fits exactly. But regardless of this, especially in times of crisis (which can affect all types of writing), consciously used techniques can help to take the first or next step.
However, some things can be organized and prepared in advance in order to avoid typical problems in the writing process. Here is a partial list of common problems:
- Scientific requirement
- Procedure in the work process
- Work and time planning
- Find entry
- Finding and narrowing down topics
- Literature (find, sort, organize, classify, understand)
- Writing (reproducing in your own words, relationship between foreign and own and corresponding marking including fear of plagiarism) you can always use paraphrasing tool to get rid of this fear.
- Revision phase too complex (and in short time)
- Uncertainty (what does the professor want? What does the subject require?)
- Loneliness, disappointment (left alone at first, then a bad grade despite a lot of work)
And a small, selected checklist of questions that need to be answered if the text is to succeed:
Preparation | Read
- What do I have to read, what should I read? How much can i read?
- How to read Cross, focused, precise, selective?
- Does what has been read or what is to be read help with the text or the argument?
- Do I understand what I am reading – and does it answer my question (s)?
- Do I have adequate techniques to process and “store” what I have read (underlining, excerpts, notes)?
- Do I have all the relevant information to start writing?
- What can (and should) still read or research while writing?
- What gaps do I still have?
- How am i in time? Do I still have air or has reading tensed me more than planned?
- Do I already have a structure for the text in my head or even put it on paper?
- Do I understand the requirements that are placed on the text?
- Do I first write a rough draft, or should everything be brought into shape immediately (what type of writing am I)?
- If it depends on a formulation: Can I break down the content first and add the exact formulation later (revision)?
- Again and again: Does my structurefit the argument? Is there a common thread or am I already caught up in loops?
- How fast was I and how much time do I have left?
- What about the readability of the text?
- Does the form and content of the text meet scientific requirements?
- Do I have readers who assess my text with a neutral eye (not the teachers)?
- Paraphrase tool can also help you in revision, you can instantly compare to texts.
These questions help to better orientate yourself in the chaos of the work process. In addition, the self-assessment of the question “What type of writing am I?” and individual techniques help master the process as a whole.