If you are really going to be the smartest kid in school, you need to learn how to think like a smart person. So you’ve got to learn how to think on your own terms, which means you have to learn how to think on your own terms. There’s one way to do that, and that’s by finding the best way to think.
This might sound like a crazy idea, but I want my kids to think for themselves. When my daughter was in high school, I used to ask her how she thought she did in school. She would usually say that she did a good job. I would then ask her if she did a better job. She would say that she did a better job. So now she knows that theres a perfect way to think.
The reason I say this is because I’ve had kids ask me that question more than once. My response is, “What? You’re going to ask me what my favorite thing about school is? Ok, I’ll tell you what I like about school. It’s a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and a lot of work.
How would you answer this? Well, Ive always loved reading. At school, I would read all day. If I was reading something that I didnt get all of the information or was really boring, I would go back to the beginning of a chapter and read it again. It made me think. I would try to write something everyday. I would read a lot of history, science, and then eventually try and write a novel in my free time.
Okay, now that you’ve said this you have to ask: why do you think it makes you think? The answer is because you are. So you have to answer this: what makes you think you are an intellectual? The answer is that you are. So you have to answer this: what makes you think you are a writer? The answer is that you are. So you have to answer this: what makes you think you are a thinker? The answer is that you are.
When you write, you can be an amazing writer in your spare time. When you are a grad student, you have a lot on your plate. But you also have a lot on your plate to write your dissertation. So when you graduate, you’re almost always going to be writing. It’s a very important part of your professional existence.
Most grad students take a year off before they graduate. So it’s not like you are going to be sitting around your dorm room writing your dissertation while you are waiting on a bunch of undergraduates to knock on your apartment door. However, for people who write a lot, it can be very frustrating not to be able to just sit down and write.
It happens to a lot of people. If you’re an academic writer and you want to write, you can often get by with just writing in your own words. But there are two things that can help with this. First, you have to have a good idea in your head about what you want your dissertation to look like. This can be a lot of words, so writing it down often helps.
Also, if youre not very good at actually writing, then you can sometimes get by with just writing on a piece of paper and hitting the publish button. For most people, this is about as close as they can get without actually having to actually write something. There is of course no such thing as being “a great writer”, so as a practical matter, if youre struggling to write, you should probably just try writing out your ideas in your mind.