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Essay Writing Resolutions for the New Year

By Peter from UKEssays.com

For many people New Year is a chance to finally get rid of some old habits and try and make some positive changes to their day-to-day lives. Some choose to go on a diet, others sign up to a gym, but there is one area which students in particular can try and make some improvements, and that’s in their work ethic! Below are some easily put in place changes that will not only improve a working regime but make sure that your essay marks are the best they’ve ever been.

1)  Mix-up where you write

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when writing an essay. Everyday you sit down at the same desk at home and find it hard to get going again. An easy way to mix things up is to change where you work. It may be less effort to work at home, but why not take a trip to the library or to a different environment altogether? This is an easy way to break bad habits, even though it represents a little extra effort.

2)  Turn off social media

One of the biggest causes of procrastination is social media. How many times have you told yourself, ‘I just look for 5 minutes’ and then before you know it, it’s already an hour later? There are many free programs you can use online that will disable your social media platforms on your computer between given times. If you are serious about improving your working regime, this is one of the best resolutions to go for.

3)  What about a ‘study buddy’?

If you have a friend who is also trying to improve their working regime, then why not meet up and work together. Both go to the library and encourage each other to stay all day. There are dangers that you may just talk to each other and not get any work done, but on the other hand, talking about the work you are doing should improve this in the long run. So while working as a pair can help improve productivity, you need to be honest about whether this is right for you.

4) Make a detailed work plan 

Key to writing a great essay is having a detailed essay plan, but have you thought about creating a work plan too? You can easily write a time plan for when you intend to finish your reading, when to start planning and when to begin writing. This should include specific goals for each day and how many words you intend to write and when. If you make a work plan, you’ll find it easier to complete a small amount of work each day and get your essay done on time.

The four essay writing resolutions above are just a small selection of many other possible essay writing resolutions which you can put in place to improve your productivity. These are all linked to trying to better your working regime. And even though this can be tough, do take comfort that if you do take on any of these resolutions during the New Year, most people around you will also be trying to be strict with themselves too!

This blog post on essay writing resolutions was written on behalf of UKEssays.com, a UK essay writing company who specialise in model answers, essay marking and proofreading in all subject areas. 

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.

Sorry for this, but as we approach the new year, this weighs heavy on my mind, and in some strange, unexplainable way, writing it out helps to ease my troubled mind.


In the forty-five years I’ve roamed this rock we call Earth, I’ve never made a New Years resolution, at least not one that amounted to much. I guess I know myself well enough to realize that I’ll never see lofty goals through to fruition. I like to think of myself as the one who always lives up to my own low expectations, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Don’t set the bar too high, and you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you can clear it.

All joking aside, 2016 has been about the worst year of my life. In May, my wife of 22 years was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer which has also spread to her liver. Just this past week, after 12 grueling rounds of chemotherapy, our oncologist informed us the tumors on her liver are inoperable and the effectiveness of standard chemo has plateaued. We still have a couple of options available that give us hope for a favorable outcome and have given our full trust to the doctors, and our undying faith to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

That being said, 2017 will be a year we will all have to remain incredibly strong. It will also be a year for life altering, monumental decisions, some of which have already been set into motion. First of all, my family has made the incredibly difficult decision to close our retail business indefinitely. Instead we’ll shift our focus to wholesale, a segment that has shown steady growth over the past several years. We hope the extra time can help us concentrate on her treatment and be there for her on the front lines as she battles an invisible enemy from within. Hopefully, as we traverse the upcoming year, we can spend some time reconnecting as a family, something so many of us neglect in the chaos of everyday life.

As far as writing goes, well, who knows? I hope I can still keep hammering some things out and plan to keep refining my novel as time permits. Throughout this entire ordeal, I’ve found writing a fantastic form of therapy, a wonderful aid in helping me sort out my feelings and fears.

Regarding resolutions? One word sums it up: Hope. I hope we reach the end of 2017 complete, together, and unbroken. Somewhere along the way I hope we find something positive to cleave to under the storm clouds looming above, and most importantly, wherever this journey leads us, I hope we all reach our destination as better versions of ourselves.

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