By Peter from UKEssays.com
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!