Rasha’s Blog – Struggling with Writing & Jobs!

One of the biggest challenges that face us as postgraduate students is writing. Many find it difficult to start writing, many struggle with words, and some find it hard to manage their time and progress.

Below, I share with you some of the tips that can help:
1- Find a writing buddy, probably, another student, so you can read each other’s work periodically.
2- Don’t seek perfectionism. Your writing piece does not have to be perfect. Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons behind delay in writing.
3- Write the introduction last!
4- Make sure you follow the University guidelines, and that your supervisor has read the whole thesis enough time before submission.
5- Start writing with anything that come to your mind. Don’t think about grammar, or style. Just get your ideas on paper and write an initial version as a draft and make it an enhanced version later.
6- Talk with others about your research, that will help reminding you of the big picture of your work; why is it important? what is its impact on society? etc… Write these down to make sure that you can explain the purpose of your work in writing.

anyway, enough from me now, you can get way much better advice on your writing here at York, The University is organising a week full of events about writing: how to structure your essay, how to get critical, how to find your academic voice, and more…check this link https://www.york.ac.uk/students/news/2017/writing-week/ and try to attend, I am sure, you will find it beneficial.

Jobs! Yasssss!
The careers office is having sessions and appointments specifically for Postgraduates:
Job Hunting for Postgraduates, 3-4pm, Wed 15th Feb
CVs, Covering letters and Applications for Postgraduates 3-4pm, Wed 22nd Feb
Interviews Skills for Postgraduates, 2.30-4pm, Wed 8th March
Check and book your place here https://york.targetconnect.net/student/home.html

Wishing you all the best!
Rasha Ibrahim
13 Feb. 2017

13th February 2017