For many people New Year is a chance to
finally get rid of some old habits and try and make some positive changes to
their day-to-day lives. Some choose to go on a diet, others sign up to a gym,
but there is one area which students in particular can try and make some
improvements, and that’s in their work ethic! Below are some easily put in
place changes that will not only improve a working regime but make sure that
your essay marks are the best they’ve ever been.
1) Mix-up where you write
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when
writing an essay. Everyday you sit down at the same desk at home and find it
hard to get going again. An easy way to mix things up is to change where you
work. It may be less effort to work at home, but why not take a trip to the
library or to a different environment altogether? This is an easy way to break
bad habits, even though it represents a little extra effort.
2) Turn off social media
One of the biggest causes of
procrastination is social media. How many times have you told yourself, ‘I just
look for 5 minutes’ and then before you know it, it’s already an hour later?
There are many free programs you can use online that will disable your social
media platforms on your computer between given times. If you are serious about
improving your working regime, this is one of the best resolutions to go for.
3) What about a ‘study buddy’?
If you have a friend who is also trying to
improve their working regime, then why not meet up and work together. Both go
to the library and encourage each other to stay all day. There are dangers that
you may just talk to each other and not get any work done, but on the other
hand, talking about the work you are doing should improve this in the long run.
So while working as a pair can help improve productivity, you need to be honest
about whether this is right for you.
4) Make a detailed work plan
Key to writing a great essay is having a
detailed essay plan, but have you thought about creating a work plan too? You
can easily write a time plan for when you intend to finish your reading, when
to start planning and when to begin writing. This should include specific goals
for each day and how many words you intend to write and when. If you make a
work plan, you’ll find it easier to complete a small amount of work each day
and get your essay done on time.
The four essay writing resolutions above are just a small
selection of many other possible essay writing resolutions which you can put in
place to improve your productivity. These are all linked to trying to better
your working regime. And even though this can be tough, do take comfort that if
you do take on any of these resolutions during the New Year, most people around
you will also be trying to be strict with themselves too!
This blog post on essay writing resolutions was written on behalf of UKEssays.com, a UK essay
writing company who specialise in model answers, essay marking and
proofreading in all subject areas.
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.