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Wingart: 5-7 Page Major Paper

Hey! I have a paper that is due on Thursday. But it's only the first draft. And it's a huge one also. So, yeah. I haven't started on it because of you-know-what. But I decided to write this topic to get an idea of my journey through small steps (I may chronicle my experience in my journal).

Anyway, this is my first time writing my project plan on this forum topic. Before PA, I often cram on any project within one-two days without much sleep. But I plan not to do that again (If that ever happens). So to be fair with me. I will try and add my actions to my steps, reactions, research, and other info in my reply box.

So, I'm planning to use Scrivener software to write my paper. I thought of it just to test my organization mindset. I also planned to write this paper about Women's role in the art field or animation business.

Anyway, that's my plan. Any comments and tips will be fine. Wish me Luck!

Day 1

Ok, I was just doing research. Added articles to Evernote. Now I must write at least 4 pages by Thursday. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. Just saying.

Wish me Luck!

Good luck, wingartist39!

Good luck with this, wingartist39!

As someone who writes for a living, I highly recommend the tip of starting out by writing down whatever you know and any questions that come into your head about the topic, maybe even before you plan the organization of the paper. Lots of people try to edit as they write. My experience is that things actually go a lot faster if I just slop something onto the screen, work out what I need to do and how I need to structure it as I go along, and actually polish up the wording AFTER I know what I'm trying to say.

I also sometimes find it useful to organize my information and/or questions using mind map diagrams (see I particularly like using FreeMind free software to make mindmaps, because they're so easy to edit, but mindmaps can certainly also be made with pencil/pen and paper, which has the advantage of not needing to install or learn the software. Wink

Best wishes for your writing! I hope something here helps!



Thanks for the support, wrkinprogrss. Perhaps I've heard that tip before, but at least I am getting aware of my pefectionism outcome in the later run. Wish me Luck!