Posts Tagged ‘writing’
As I sit pondering my paper's topic, of which I am still uncertain, I realize a monumental issue with the paper writing process, topic picking. I can't say for certain that everyone faces the issue of topic indecision but I can say that everyone I have ever met has. Everyone everywhere in the paper writing world of academia must write a paper over a topic. It can be difficult to choose a topic for a few reasons--maybe you can't write about the topic chosen or you failed entirely to figure out what is worth gracing your paper. Just stop, relax and take a moment to think.
Paper writing is a wonderful exercise in communication. Communication is the glorious device used to convey thoughts from one person to another and the written word is an immortalization of human genius. Paper writing is amazing if you stop to think about it. It shouldn’t be a chore and come as easily as talking. Don’t try to force it, let it come out naturally, words flowing from your finger tips like raindrops from clouds, instead of trudging your pen across the paper so hard that you leave grooves in the table.
First you need an idea. Take a moment to think: what have you learned? What interested you? What did you like? What made you ask questions? The answer to these questions is something that engaged you and would be engaging to your reader. Take this idea that you have passion for and put it to words, put those words on paper, receive an "A" for the assignment. It’s almost that easy.
We have all written papers that we cared nothing for. We did this because we felt we had to. Who could imagine writing something enjoyable? It doesn’t have to be that way. If you care for your topic, it becomes less of a chore and more of a labor of love. If you do this, it will make life easier and it will show in your writing.
Find your passion and run with it.
P.S. If you can't think of something you liked, pick something that you hated least.