English Review of Finding a Place to Writehttp://schooltutoring.com/help/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Deborah Deborah http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/63fb4ad5c163b8f83de2f54371b9e040?s=96&d=mm&r=g
One way to build good writing and studying habits is to find a good place to write and do homework. Not all writing and homework can be done at school, so it is important to find a place without distractions, where students can go to the same place each day, keep necessary tools together, and notice what works best to help work go together smoothly.
A Place without Distractions
Most students have a hard time writing if the place they choose is too distracting. An interesting movie or TV program, unfamiliar music, or friends who want to talk can break concentration. Some people need silence, especially if it is difficult to get started. Others need background music to keep the process going.
Choose the Time and Place
One way to build good writing and study habits is to choose the time and place, and try to make it the same time every day, or close to every day. That way, there will be enough time to develop a writing idea, find examples, and write and polish the draft enough times to have a finished product. Most students and writers cannot write a polished paper on the first try, and need time to revise their work.
Gather writing tools together in the place you choose for writing and studying, so you won’t have to waste valuable time hunting for a pen that has enough ink, your English textbook, a dictionary, your writing notebook, or the charger for your laptop. If the place you choose is not at home (such as the public library), have a place for your tools that you can take with you, such as a briefcase or backpack. You can also have a smaller notebook with you at other times to jot down ideas or descriptions.
Be Prepared to Change
During the time you are writing or studying, if you find something that is not working, be prepared to change things to make them work better for you. Maybe the music you are listening to while you write is too loud, so it is distracting, or you’ve forgotten your textbook in your tool kit. Turn down the volume on the radio or change the station, find your textbook, and keep writing. It is always better to revise what you have written than stare at a blank page.
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