Free homework tips: how to get rid of bad writing habits

If you are struggling with your writing homework assignments, the problem might actually lie within the bad writing habits that you have cultivated over the years. Improper writing habits, once formed, can be quite difficult to break, but with the right practice and hard work you can learn how to overcome all of the bad writing habits you usually apply to your homework and to overcome all normal writing blocks that students have to face when working on such assignments. The three most common bad writing habits faced by students trying to complete their homework is being unable to get started, facing writer’s block, or just getting the feeling that something is wrong with the work they have start. Below we will examine each of those in depth:

I can't get started…

It is very common for students to feel frustrated, staring at a blank page, unable to get started. It is quite common for many students to want the first sentence the right to be propelling for the reader, moving them headlong into the essay. But the desire to create the perfect first sentence is often paralyzing and it brings with it a stressful feeling that causes many students to struggle trying to move the words from their brain to the page. The key to getting started if you are struggling is simply to write something. Don't worry about whether the content you produce is good. Instead just sit down and get a move on. Write something down. Even if the things that you are writing are not related to your essay, try and brainstorm try and write different concepts down that might have some relation to your process so that you can sift through the information you haven't find the good things.

I have writers block…

If you are struggling with writers block go back to your plan, look over your outline and remind yourself what is it you're trying to argue. If you still can't seem to get the words to come out train right down the thesis or what it is you plan on arguing in the most simplistic manner possible. Use as few words as possible to write out your argument and then move on to easier part of your essay. Alternatively if you were still struggling with writers block try going for a walk to provide better oxygen to your brain and allow for further creativity and enhance imagination or make a cup of tea. Sometimes simply having a break and allowing your subconscious to chew on the issue at hand will help you overcome writers block.

If your content still feels a bit wrong …

Sometimes when you're writing you realize that suddenly you don't agree with the information that you wrote down two days ago or maybe you just don't believe in the argument that you were trying to present. If you find that it all feels a bit wrong, then go back to the drawing board. There is no sense in plowing onward with the lack of conviction. It will show in your essay and you do not want this. Instead, if time allows return back to your original outlining your plan to see if you can use some of the same material but just change the emphasis of your paper or perhaps even tweak the evidence to produce a better argument.