Writer’s block: The backgrounds

Writer’s block: The backgrounds

Anyone who is generally reluctant to write may first ask what this means and, after that, discuss the appropriate solutions.

Do not just dismiss!

When writing becomes difficult or even impossible, the simplest reaction is to dismiss it as a “writer’s block” – especially when there’s still time left until the deadline, students tend to postpone the problem rather than solve it. Most of the time, they ignore the fact that it’s less about a time problem (“I have a writer’s block right now!”) Than a methodical one-a problem that gets worse when you’re not doing anything.

So students are well advised to look more closely at the causes and backgrounds of why they can not write, write, or write.

The cause analysis

The following questions can help to explore the causes:

Is it the lack of ideas? In fact, this is not a hurdle in the scientific field – rather, it is mostly a lack of reflection on the source literature or ignorance of the methods used. Although social sciences or humanities are regarded as “soft sciences”, they still have a comprehensive set of methodological tools that can be studied and applied.

Is it the problem of formulating the thoughts? Science is not emotional literature and poetry. It’s about expressing thoughts, ideas and concepts in a way that the reader recognizes and understands them. Students should not be impressed by the bad but widespread example of an abolished scientific language.

Is it lack of motivation? Science is not driven by fun, but to achieve results that can ultimately be used. Motivation arises when new insights are gained as curiosity for ideas and theories increases; Even if the subject sounds dry or boring – and there is no motivation during research and writing – employment is still a good exercise in academic perseverance and patience. Students benefit greatly from such exercises because they facilitate future work.