Returning to university after summer or winter holidays is often difficult to get to work. For a while we have a little bit of relaxation while living in holiday moods, but later we realize that a lot of time has passed and we haven’t done anything yet. Sometimes there is even a risk of debt. Of course, if you are covered by panic and do not know what to start writing, you have not yet found the necessary literature or other problems, and you can always contact the staff. So, if you suddenly notice that there is almost no time for writing, do not drop your hands and use it as productively as possible.
If you find that there is little time left for writing a letter, don’t panic. This is the first and most important rule. Even with little time yet, it is possible to avoid the debt of the subject and to provide the evaluation if and not excellent, at least a good enough writing work. Think about it, if you don’t try to do that, then the debt is guaranteed. So as long as you have time, you have to avoid the debt of hope.
Calculate how much time you have. After calculating the remaining days before writing, you have to count the amount of time you can devote to writing a delayed work by giving up the time you spend for rest (rest obligatory!) And the time spent on other jobs. This will give you a clear understanding of the situation you are in and you will be able to control the situation again. Think about what activities you can “steal” for a few extra hours and assign them to work. Of course, you have to get away from things that are wasting time and distracting you: social networks, noisy environments, time-consuming habits.
Make a plan and schedule.
After reading the relevant literature, make a work plan: think up chapters and subdivisions, draft each of them, revealing just the main idea. Then you will have to edit the text and add details, turn it into a story. In addition, create a timetable where you will have to write the amount of text you have to write in a day to give you the time to write.
Think about what you can do in the time available. Think about how much time you have to make it possible to do it. Observe the teacher’s requirements for the scope and nature of the written work. If you have little time to concentrate on the essential aspects of the topic, try to reveal at least the main ideas and research directions of the topic, review the most important research papers and the conclusions reached. Dive into details only if you have extra time.
Read general books. Start with general, synthetic works. They usually provide general information on a topic that is relevant to you, based on a particular logic. Do not hesitate to use the thematic schema developed in such works and the list of literature provided. This saves you a lot of time and does not require “reinventing the bike”.
Ask for more time.
If you see that you will not be able to complete the job, ask the teacher for extra time. If a job is to be given on Friday, there is a chance that the teacher will still be able to use the weekend for writing, as a rare teacher at weekend is reading student writing. In addition, if you have a good reason for postponing your writing for the last minute, the teacher may also take this into account. Even if the teacher does not give you more time, at least you will have tried.
Ask for help. You will only get help if you ask for it. If you see a debt, contact your friends or family. After all, you can always fill out the inquiry form. The relatives (if they have time) can help read the necessary literature and select key ideas, search for articles or other sources of information. They can also discipline you and prevent you from getting up from work until you finish the job. This saves you time and allows you to process the information you need for writing.
Write briefly and concretely. When you see that you don’t have much time to unravel a topic, try to write in a concise and concrete way – in no way expand. It does not matter that your work volume may be somewhat smaller than expected, but if you are able to reveal the main idea of the subject and show that you have understood it, the teacher will certainly not be due to a smaller volume of writing work. It is not quantity that matters, but quality.
Make a clear work structure.
The purpose and essence of subject writing is to test how the student is able to cope with the material, how it understands and conveys it. Therefore, the lecturer expects a clear structure and teaching logic from your writing work. If you manage to organize your thoughts and show the teacher what he wants, the debt for writing will not really bother you. So, even if you are writing a large volume or not a very detailed writing, try to have at least your chapters and subdivisions logically intertwined with each other. Also, make sure that all your work areas are about the same size.