We’re talking about pre-packaged pies here, folks.
Hi again brains, thank you again for your warm welcome, I’m very glad to see that you’re such a lighthearted and humorous bunch. As much as I enjoyed your pickle jokes, I’m afraid I’m asking for advice right now.
The title’s a giveaway, really. I’m incredibly overdue with a research paper for my studies at uni, it’s pretty much my last big sprint before my bachelor’s thesis (the topics connect quite nicely), and so far I haven’t been able to write even half a page of it. Resources? Plenty. Topic/goal? Clear and set. I even did the actually dirty work of surveying over a hundred kids, so I have results to analyze as well. It’s the actual writing that’s my brick wall right now.
In all honesty - so far I’ve pulled through anything my studies have thrown at me, except research papers. I still have a very poor idea on how to actually put my ideas on paper in a well-formed, directed manner. I’m still stuck in this constant loop of “oh I could write about this” or “this idea should come before that” and when it comes to structuring an overall skeleton, I’ve got that covered. But the next step has so far been inaccessible to me.
I have talked to my therapist about this, and he’s given me some solid advice, but ultimately I keep freezing whenever I actually sit down and face the mountain of work in front of me. I don’t use any medication, currently, but I used to use Adderall, and it proved to be partially helpful (sans side-effects and emotional preparedness).
My current goal is to finish this paper within the week, the next at latest. So far, not very optimistic about it. But I don’t really have a choice.
Thankful and grateful to any brains who took the time to read this and perhaps throw some advice my way.