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How to get started with your essay

Do you have an essay due but have no idea how to get started? In this blog post we look at some useful tips and techniques to help you start writing your essay.

Read widely

Read primary and secondary research. Read around your topic and shoulder topics, those that are closely related to your field of study.

Make lots of notes

Before you start you should make lots of notes.  Don’t  worry if the notes are disorganized or on separate pieces of paper. Use voice notes, Google docs, screenshots – anything to get your ideas down on paper. At this stage you are concerned with getting the ideas down, not in organising them. That is the next step.

Make a mind map

Many people are visual learners and process information better and more effectively visually. Use a large piece of paper to map out your thoughts: we recommend using artist’s sketch paper for this.

Use a proofreading service

The professional editors at London Proofreaders can help improve your dissertation or essay. We work on grammar and sentence structure to ensure that your work reads well and marks are not deducted for sloppy errors. Find out more about our service here: https://londonproofreaders.co.uk/order

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