Writing to think, or writing to discover your thoughts

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The writing process

The writing process

  • Step 1: Messy, Informal, Scribbly ... Write down anything that jumps from your research or any crazy thought.
  • Step 2: Creating a Skeleton for the paper. Come up with sections, subheadings.
  • Step 3: Crystallise core arguments. Use stickies to make it more visual.
  • Step 4: Add the words. This is where most people start with, but it succeeds only because of the previous steps.

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Writing: turning ideas into practical things

‘Writing’ is the formal processes that turns nebulous ideas into a concrete proposal that can be assessed without the author's intervention.

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...Writing and thinking have always been a sort of ‘chicken and egg’ issue: which comes first – do I read and think and then start writing, or will the thinking only really come when the writing happens? Or do I just write it all down, and then read, think and edit?

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Writing is Thinking

What most people don’t realize is that it’s often not actually the writing that is difficult. It’s the thinking behind the writing.

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." - David McCullough

Writing is essentially a robust tool that enables us to clarify and communicate our thoughts. While writing, you are forcing yourself to think critically and exercise parts of your brain that are typically on auto-pilot.  As Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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Mind Mapping as a Tool for the Writing Process

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Writing with good formatting ≠ good writing.

Formatting with paragraphs, an introduction and a conclusion is not the central component of good writing.

The underlying purpose behind writing is to communicate information and is composed fundamentally of ideas.

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Ways to Stop Thinking About Journaling and Actually Start Journaling

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Journaling Before You Get Out of Bed

Try grabbing your notebook as soon as your alarm goes off and writing for a few minutes before your feet even hit the ground.

This way you know it will get done, and the activity first thing in the morning may help wake your brain up.

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