Skills Earth Sciences

Drafting a text

One of the most challenging aspects of scientific writing can be to start writing with a blank page in front of you. This chapter suggests some techniques that may help you to get started and keep writing. Before you read the following, try to evaluate for yourself what you struggle with most: Do you struggle with knowing where to start? Do you find it hard to stay focused? Are you unsure of what you want to write? Identify some key points for yourself and try out some solutions that are suggested in the following chapter for yourself. At the end of this chapter you will have gained an array of techniques to pick, choose, and apply the ones that work best for you.

If procrastination or time-management is something you struggle with generally, please take a look at the related chapter(s) at the  self-regulated learning module.