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Purpose, Audience and Tone

Before you start writing any piece, regardless if it is academic or personal, you must carefully consider three questions: What is the purpose of your document? Who is your piece for? What should the tone of your document be?

Writers Block?

"When I had to write a text, I had incredible difficulties starting, which resulted in major procrastination.  By the time I finally managed to get going, I had to pull an all-nighter just to meet the deadline.  However, I found the following site really helped me combat this common problem: Over Coming Writer's Block These tips are really worth a read"!

Read Enough?

"I have spent the last month thoroughly researching the background to my paper.  At this point, I have gathered enough information to start with the actual writing aspect.  This is easier said than done.  Sometimes I cannot see the wood for the trees any more, though.  Yesterday, I stumbled upon this helpful site: How to Begin . I now know how to start."

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