Because I feel more at ease with statistics, I started this day by reanalyzing my data and came up with the tables which my supervisor asked me to include in my report. Yesterday, I reformatted the manuscript and integrated all 5 files into one. I initially saved each chapter on different files and used APA manuscript format. Apparently, it’s only the citation format that the SEP program is adapting from APA. The rest is not.
I came across this article this morning which I think should help me and many of my colleagues find the momentum back in writing.
Writing is hard. It’s even harder when you don’t have the natural ability to do so. But I have come to believe that it is a skill that needs to be practiced.
Got to find a schedule. It seems that I am more productive in the morning but I also like to workout in the morning because there are less people in the gym. I’m actually a little late already as I decided to write this entry instead of preparing to go to the gym.
Set writing goals. We’re mental skills experts-in-training! Don’t we teach people how to set SMART goals? Then why is it always difficult to practice this skills on our own? So, one of the goals this week is to spend at least one hour a day until Friday on writing. Be it the thesis or the practicum report.
Stay connected with other writers? Yes. I’m sure one colleague will be reading this entry soon. Perhaps we could motivate the others to update their writing blogs as well. “The more the merrier”, as they say.
I’ve done enough for this morning. Time to hit the gym.