Tell us about a change to your approach to writing for academic assessment. What changes have you made, recently, to your approach?

By Louise Lynch   Louise is a post grad student at UL and she is also a mature student with many other responsibilities outside of college obligations, so wiring in a time efficient way is a genuine priority. Recently she has changed her approach to writing and these two actions have saved her time and … Continue reading Tell us about a change to your approach to writing for academic assessment. What changes have you made, recently, to your approach?

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Can you tell how you motivate yourself to write? What do you do? Go for a run? Listen to a CD? Drink four litres of Red Bull? What do you do to get going?

By Ivan Smyth, 20. Ivan is a second year Journalism and New Media student. His interests include sports, writing and exercise.  Firstly, I would like to say that there is no right or wrong way to inspire yourself to write productively. In this post, I will discuss what techniques work for me.   Commit to a … Continue reading Can you tell how you motivate yourself to write? What do you do? Go for a run? Listen to a CD? Drink four litres of Red Bull? What do you do to get going?

How a bit of procrastination helped me to get the right motivation

By Gianni Angelini, Professional Technical Writer and Masters Student. So, finally the game is over: I did it! I worked out how to accomplish my first Masters research report! If I look backward, here's what I see: one week of procrastination, one week of gathering data and thinking about what to write, and one week … Continue reading How a bit of procrastination helped me to get the right motivation

False friends can be your best friends: a game for English learners

By Gianni Angelini, Professional Technical Writer and Masters student. "Push forward!", that's what the Language course director told me the last day of the academic English writing course. It was just the end of last August, and I was trying to win my fears about not being able to engage in academic writing during the … Continue reading False friends can be your best friends: a game for English learners

Starting an Essay… Eventually: Tackling Small Goals to Tackle the Big Goal

By Rachel Helgeson, 2nd year student. I consider myself a writer. But the hardest thing for me to do is to start writing. It’s taken me a good few days just to start this article. I’d bet you’d expect that someone who calls themselves a writer would actually enjoy the idea of receiving a new … Continue reading Starting an Essay… Eventually: Tackling Small Goals to Tackle the Big Goal