Writing is a full-body process, and how you’re feeling in all aspects of life (Charles, 2018, as cited in Alphonse, Charles, & Bell, n.d.) will influence your writing experience.
How are you feeling? Do you feel ready to write? Is there anything you could do to improve your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual well-being to help you be of good heart and mind before starting?
Alphonse, S., Charles, N., & Bell, T. (n.d.). Four feathers writing guide. Royal Roads University. https://library.royalroads.ca/four-feathers-writing-guide
Anxiety about graduate school
Feeling overwhelmed or anxious about starting your program? Gradschoolitis is an orientation video for new graduate students at RRU that aims to ease those anxieties.
Anxiety about academic writing
This guide provides techniques and tools to help you if you feel anxious about academic writing.
Anxiety about reading
This guide provides techniques and tools to help you if you feel anxious about reading scholarly texts.
Overcoming writer's block
The feeling of being stuck while writing happens to most writers at some point. This page offers quick tips for overcoming writer’s block.
Here are some additional resources you might find helpful:
- The Four Feathers Writing Guide, How to Write an Undergraduate Essay, and How to Write a Graduate-Level Essay are introductory resources that present step-by-step processes for academic writing.
- Explore your own needs as a writer with this self-assessment.
- Want to talk about it with someone in the Writing Centre? We offer one-on-one appointments with students; visit Writing Centre Services to learn more.