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Write a Conference Paper in a Jiffy! Do It or Not?

Having been into blogging for quite a time now, I have been enjoying most writing about writing. It serves as a way to reflect upon my work and use it as a tool to help improvise.

The first and foremost thing that comes to my mind when I talk of writing is that the focus should not be on getting it right, rather it should be on getting it written. There is always scope to get it right later.

Procrastination is a trait we all live with, or rather we are born with. Keep that approach away from writing. However, if you are compelled by it and have as less as 3 days before you got to submit a paper, what do you do? Oh well, nothing, just start getting writing. There isn’t any time there.

1. To begin with, calm down and relax. There isn’t another way to get more organised. If you have already done the task of procrastination, there is a need to take eustress and not distress. Take the pressure as positive pressure and get into the mood. Eustress is good stress; convert your negative pressure into positive pressure. Soulful music or meditation could be helpful here.

2. Productive writing cannot be done without planning. That is imperative and we have been talking about it. Writing plans is something, we all are good at. Like the wise have said, well begun is half done. So planning is must.

3. The next task should be filling up the spaces. There may not be a standard rule to fill the gaps. Some prefer to begin with the introduction while some like to leave it for the end. I suggest, the beginning task should be the simplest for you. It only helps in building up confidence. I repeat again, leave the criticism for later and concentrate on the writing part. Step by step, complete the full paper.

4. Do not stop here, now that you would have followed by advice of focusing on writing and not on writing right. It is one job done. Now you got to make the writing right. Read your paper, not once but again and again, till the time you do not feel confident of your work. Rechecking your work saves you a lot of embarrassment at the end of the reviewers.
5. It wouldn’t get better, if you would get your work checked by your supervisor. If you have shortage of time, as you have delayed it may not be possible to get the feedback of the supervisor so quickly. Do ask for peer help if you feel the need.

6. Do live by the deadline

7. These is essential and NOT TO BE MISSED, treat, yourself for having made the accomplishment. You deserve it so celebrate the way you like.

Find here some amazing tips on how to become an organised writer. Use technology and improvise:

Be Sure Before You Submit the Paper

When you have the biggest submission of your life and you have been dreading it for months on end, it probably is your research paper. You are likely to have gone through grueling hours and sleepless night to achieve the perfect paper and get marked favorably on it and you finally submit it, only to find out that your paper was full of mistakes that could have been easily avoided. Which is why wise people have believed ‘look before you leap’ is the best possible policy in life and especially true in the case of submissions.

Make sure that all the facts and figures that you have taken in use are from trusted resources and they add sense to your work. Anything that is out of the place will lose you points and the chances of your work being approved will become that much lesser.

Read up on the right ways to formulate and present a paper. You are more likely to get it right if you have a thorough research to back your work. Remember you are not out there to re-invent the wheel, you just need to take a fresh approach.

Get in touch with professionals from your field and find out whether you are on the right path. They will be able to point out your mistakes before the evaluator does and you will also know which strong points you can highlight to make your work stand out.

Make sure to check whether you have followed the instructions and submit the version that the evaluators want to see, not the one that you think is the best. When you conform to standards, it automatically looks like you have paid more attention in the making of your work.

Getting it right the first time round is not a very tough task, the key is to ensure that you are sure about the quality of your paper before you turn it in.