Dissertation Writing Block

Nothing seems worse than having your cursor flashing on the screen, and you are blank as you do not have a clue on how to start writing for your essay or dissertation.! For students who are in school or college would know what I am talking about; when in school you are given an essay or assignment to write, the difficult part is how you will get started and get into the flow of writing.

Having a writer’s block is more serious than having a bad day. The ability of you writing goes out of the window, where you are staring blank at the screen. Writer’s block is caused because of the lack of motivation and you not been able to produce an academic piece as you usually do.

Procrastination is a common problem that is seen amongst writers and students. Writers usually face writer’s block and this results you feeling helpless and angry with yourself for not being able to write. Do not give up, and these feelings will make things worse.

Things get worse for students, when your instructor tells you to write a dissertation. Higher levels of frustrations amongst students are seen when they are writing your final dissertation:

  • Read something

If you face a writer’s block while writing your dissertation, try reading up on something related to your topic. If that does not help, then start reading something that is not related to your dissertation. This will help you to think fresh.

  • Look at the  bigger picture

Look at how much you are left with when writing a dissertation. Do not look at the part where you are stuck; leave that part for a while and move on to another chapter.

  • Take a break

If you have had enough of writing, then take a break. Go out with friends, or do something that pleases you.

  • Research

Do some more research on the area of the topic that you are stuck, gather different sources and read up so you can write better.

  • Take out your frustration

As weird as it may sound, take out all your frustrations on paper, and write what you are feeling. It has worked for many people and has “cured” the dissertation block.

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If you want to be successful, face the hurdles that come your way!

Can success be defined? If you ask someone what success has, everyone will have their own views and opinions. Every individual has their own definition of success and the means to achieve it. However, people do want success and want to reach a zenith of their career, but not many are willing to come out of their comfort zone. We do things that aren’t good for us and damage ourselves unintentionally.

To be successful, it is important to face hurdles. Look at where you see yourself in a few years. Below are a few important tips by Paperomatic, you should strict follow if you want to succeed in life.  

Quit Stopping

 

Never give up! Don’t give up because you have failed in something and feel that there is no harm trying.  Think about it: your failure usually results in quitting, because you stop trying!

The more charge you take of the situation, the easier it will be for you to get desired results. Or worse, if you quit, you will never know how it feels to be “successful”

 No Tomorrow

I m sure you have heard the saying “There is no Tomorrow.” Seriously, stop it! Delaying what target you have to achieve, either means that you are scared or you are you’re just a quitter. Always start today and achieve what you want and do not give up until and unless you have achieved what you set out to achieve!

Quit Saying Yes

If you think something is getting in the way of your success, stand up to what you think is right and learn to say “NO” and set your priorities.

 Seize the moment to achieve your goals

Seize the opportunity and act on the “opportunity” to achieve the targets that you have set for yourself. Achieving your goals means that you are not letting the opportunity slip away from your hands.

Be a realistic and optimist

When you are trying to achieve success, always have a positive approach. Flush all the negative thoughts out of your mind and concentrate on what you have to achieve

Tips on how to study for your exam!

 Stressed with exams? Frustrated about deadlines that have to be met soon? Give yourself enough chance to prepare for your upcoming exams. However, if you feel that you cannot study and need help, follow these useful tips by Paperomatic:

  • Give yourself enough time to study

Don’t leave you preparations till the last minute.  This might be dangerous, as you will panic and will not be able to focus on anything. Cramming is a risk that students take during their academic career. Set out a timetable and strictly follow the timetable that you have set for yourself. Plan out when you will study for which subject. Write down how many exams you have and the days you have to appear for your exams.  This will help you Organize  yourself, resulting in you focusing more on your studies.  

  • THE Study Space

Make sure that you have enough study space for you to spread out your text books. Ensure that you are comfortable enough.  Once everything is set, dig deep in your books and start studying! When studying, switch off your mobile phone so that you can concentrate on preparing for your exams.

  • Use Visuals

 To make sure you remember everything for your exams, visual aids can be very helpful when revising. Read once through your chapter, and challenge yourself and jot down everything you know about that chapter. Closer to the exams, condense your revision notes to one page diagrams. Paste your notes in your room in the form of stick ons.

  • Past Exam Papers

 To get an idea of what your exam would be like, practice on the past exam papers from the previous years.  This helps you get used to the format of exam that you will appear for- Time yourself and spend the right amount of time on each section.

  • Verbal Tests

Ask your mother, father or anyone in the family to test you. This will help you analyze how much you know, and how much preparation is left. Verbally testing yourself will help clear your concepts, where you can highlight areas that need more work.

Starting a Blog – Some Easy Tips

Blogs are an excellent means to share information and express your ideas. Many students find online blogs to be an excellence medium to express their points of view or to socialize with people who share the same interests. The following are some tips that will help you write a blog.

Identify your topic: Before you begin your blog, it is important that you specify the main topic for your blog. Are you really passionate about a topic, do you want to start your own business or do you just want to start your blog for fun? No matter what the reason, you should be very clear about it. A good tip would be to think what you would like to gain from the blog in a year’s time.

Understand your target market: The theme you choose for your blog should be according to what your target audience likes. You can also ask for feedback from your readers to find out about their likes and dislikes. The more user-friendly your blog is, the more hit it gets.

Be Consistent: Consider your blog as a brand that conveys a specific message to its audience. Once you build your brand image, you need to be consistent in it so as to attract relevant target audience.

Update content regularly: It is important that you regularly update new content. The performance for any blog is measured against its published material. Give your audience something new to read every time they log in.

Invite feedback and discussions: For a blog to be successful, it is important that you ask the audience to give their feedback and suggestions. The more two-way communication you have, the livelier your blog is.

Tips to Manage Stressful Situations

It might come to you as a surprise that the inception of biological stress is a recent discovery. It was in the late 1950’s, that Hans Seyele, an endocrinologist identified and documented how and why stress is caused. However, stress isn’t something that cannot be worked around. Dealing with the problem in an optimistic way, usually helps in relieving stress. To overcome stress has become easy, if you follow the ten simple steps, I hope

  • Organize your Life

If you feel if your life is out of place, start putting your “scattered” life in to place. Organizing your life offers a sense of peace to your mind. Get to the root of the problem, tackle each problem step by step and get rid of the problem. Remember; always have a very positive approach while you are dealing with your problems.

  • Massage

Everybody loves a massage right?! But did you know that a message is usually a stress reliver. It benefits you in many ways such as improving your health and giving you the ability to tackle your problems in a calm way!

  • Mediation

If you are stressed, meditation is the key! Mediating for 15-50 minutes every day will make you a calm person, giving you peace of mind. Just give yourself some silent time to let your thought run free where you can think of ways on how to deal with your problems!

  • Listen to Music

If the situation for you has become over whelming, take a break and give some time to yourself. Listen to music of your choice, and once you have calm down, think how you can deal with the situation that you are faced with.

  • Call a friend

If you need a break, and you feel that your point is not getting across to any one, or you do not know how to deal with your problem It is always a good idea to speak to a friend who can give you some good advice, or talk to someone who can be an “ outlet” for you. A reassuring voice can put everything in perspective

  • Talk yourself Through it

Sometimes talking to yourself might also help you get to the root of the problem. Don’t worry about seeming crazy, if you are talking to yourself- just ask yourself why you are feeling stressed and frustrated?   Make yourself believe the fact that everything will turn out Okay!

  • Laugh it off

Laughing is one of the best therapies that can help you release stress. Laughter releases endorphins that improves the mood and decrease the levels of the stress-causing hormones

  • Sleep Better

It is a stated fact that when you are stressed, it causes “deprived sleep”. Lack of sleep is the key to stress. The level of stress increases, if you do not catch up on your sleep! Sleep & then think how you can deal with the problem.

Blended Learning: Making Professional Development Meaningful

 Professional Development sessions without thorough follow-up are of no use! A small fraction of skills and knowledge gained from the professional development training is taken to the class room, where teachers usually do not implement the leanings from the professional developments training sessions! The professional development results in a waste of time, effort and energy. Quite a large percentage of the teachers are resistant to change, and need support to implement new ways of teaching, which does not follow the “traditional classroom teaching”.

Professional and meaningful development results in teachers increasing their knowledge,  along with learning various teaching strategies that can be implemented in class, and establish opportunities for students and teacher to engage in discussions, and implement the strategies devised. The biggest challenge faced with professional development is not teaching teachers something out of the ordinary; it is to ensure that teachers, without resisting implement the knowledge and skills in the classroom. According to a recent survey conducted in 2013, most of the professional development sessions have been in effective in classrooms in improving student’s learning’s. The simple litmus test for professional development is to forward the learning on to your students, by engaging them more in discussions!

For Professional Development to be meaningful, ensure the following:

Take the Lead

Instead of sitting and listening to the teacher speak for hours, during the professional development session; engage yourself in discussions so you can implement the teachings in the class room

 Build on the Background Knowledge

Like how your students come to you for help, in a professional learning session be honest with your instructor about what’s going on in the class room and ask where you require help, to improve your teaching methodologies in class.

Try out New Tactics

In order to improve the standards of teachings in class, try out new tactics, and devise new strategies. Changing your class behavior in class might help  engage the students more.

Keep in Mind all your Students

During your professional development, think how you can practically implement these strategies with students who are progress slowly in class. As a teacher, you will decide on what techniques will tweak and how.

Use of Technology

Maximize the use of technology during your professional training sessions. Implement the same in the classroom! Students these days are technology geeks; learning for them will be much more fun!

Social Mediums: AN Internet Drug Addict!

The plagues of social media mediums, such as Facebook and Twitter have invaded people’s lives. Your life has become a public forum, where your minute to minute happenings are updated. The hype of social media has turned us into egomaniacs and Internet addicts. The epidemic of social media is not only limited to Facebook or Twitter anymore; there are many other social mediums that are emerging! The point being, there is no life without any social media!

We all are internet drug addicts! Everything we do requires of us to check our phone every two seconds! It doesn’t matter what we are doing, So, how various social mediums have addicted us so far? Here are some reasons:

  1. The first thing you do when you wake up is to reach for your phone, check out for the updates on Facebook, Twitter or whatsApp! Check out the number of comments that have been rewetted or liked from the night before!
  2. It doesn’t matter what field you belong to, but one glance every hour is a must for your social media mediums!
  3. You like your own status/updates on Facebook! You like your own pictures and favorite your own tweets
  4. You check in everywhere you go!
  5. Your life has become a public forum- you give updates on each of the happenings of your life, and if someone passes a negative comment or makes an opinion about you. You say you have been misjudged!
  6. If someone tells you a joke, instead of actually “ laughing at the joke” you usually say “ LOL”
  7. If there is hot news around, instead of actually talking about it, you post it on Facebook, or tweet it. Most of the conversations with your friends are done through social medium apps!
  8. Social mediums are a major time consumer! You can’t get enough of using social mediums! Your day starts and ends with “the social media plague”.