It’s vital to be positive, to try to relish the challenge, and to adopt a ‘can-do’ attitude.If it helps, imagine it’s a battle that you’re going to win.
This could be bullet points or one-sentence summaries of what you want to write in each paragraph.
For each point, also include a line or two on what evidence you’re going to use in support.
Procrastination isn’t an option at this late stage, so it’s time to ban yourself from your phone, Facebook, Twitter, Whats App, i Player, You Tube, and anything else you think might distract you.
Sit somewhere quiet and put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door.
Each time you quote someone, add in a footnote saying where the quote is from, and at the same time, copy and paste the details of the book into a bibliography at the end of your document.
Save time on proofreading by checking over each sentence or paragraph for spelling, grammar and typos as you write it.
Prepare your workspace by opening the books you’ll need to use on relevant pages, or putting Post-It notes in them to mark where relevant information is.
This means you won’t have to keep wasting precious time hunting through books to find the information each time you need to refer to it.
Before you start writing, it’s crucial to get yourself into the right mindset.
You may be experiencing feelings of panic, feeling as though you don’t have enough time and you can’t do it. To be successful, however, you will need to banish these negative feelings.