A literature essay is an assignment that can eat away a lot of your time, and it usually does when students don’t know several useful tips. In fact, you can compose such a paper in a couple of hours if you invest some effort and dedication. Below, you will find a few guidelines that you can use and save a lot of time.
- Choose a topic and settle on a number of points.
To create a strong and winning literature essay, you need a good topic. Choose one from the list your teacher gives you, or invent something on your own. Find out everything regarding the topic: whether you can change it later, if afterwards you discover that something is wrong with this one; whether there is enough reference information for the essay; whether the topic is popular, thoroughly explored, or banal, etc. You need to know how novel your project will be with the topic you have chosen, and how far you can go with your own research. By settling all these matters with your teacher at once after receiving the assignment, you will save a lot of time later.
- Organize the process.
Choose a place where you feel comfortable and productive enough without being distracted all the time. You can choose your room, where nobody will distract you through a certain time period until you inform your family that the work is done. You can choose your kitchen, where you will have constant access to fresh water, tea, or coffee for the necessary breaks. You can even choose your garden if you feel that you will have inspiration while sitting there. Remove all the stuff that can distract you: cell phones, television, radio, websites that have nothing to do with studying, instant messengers, etc. Prepare everything that you may need, like paper, pencils, erasers, reference books or web pages, and so on.
- Stay concentrated but always have breaks.
The main thing that you need is concentration. If your attention is distracted, you will never complete your writing quickly. However, it does not mean that you should sit and write until everything is done. Instead, for the sake of better productivity, your brain needs to occasionally pause and switch over. The breaks can involve having a glass of water, a cup of tea or coffee, doing some physical exercises, listening to an encouraging song, etc. However, it’s very important to avoid procrastinating, which can steal a lot of time.