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Managing large assignments

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Managing Large Assignments

Producing a piece of academic writing can be a daunting project. We’ve put together some resources and tips on how to ease the process of writing.

Make a plan.

It takes a surprising amount of time to develop your ideas and write well. Make sure you give yourself enough time by using these resources.

  1. Break down your assignment using an assignment calculator.
  2. Create a term calendar or weekly schedule.
  3. Check out some time management strategies.

Get motivated and stay focused.

  1. Build your motivation.
  2. Stay focused and avoid procrastination.
  3. Try our quick tips to combat procrastination.
  4. Check out our motivation tips for graduate students.

Manage writing anxiety and perfectionism.

Having trouble producing sentences, or letting go of a revised draft? It’s very common for writers to feel as though their writing isn’t good enough. Here are some ideas for getting past this barrier.

  1. Check out our quick tips for managing academic stress.
  2. Improve your writing experience.
  3. Learn more about managing perfectionism in writing.

Get help with your writing.

Book a writing appointment at SASS and check out these online resources for help with specific types of writing, structure, grammar, style, etc.

Get help with your research.

Think about research in a new way (3 minute video).

Did you know you can get 1:1 research help from the Queen’s librarians?

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