Food Science essays: Academic writing and Writer’s block

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So, here is the moment. You are in front of a white paper (or a screen), trying to understand the correct sentence to start your essay with, or worse, you are entirely unable to begin writing any word at all, and you feel like you have a mental block. This might be an issue as you will be easily distracted and start having a tendency towards procrastination. 

Don’t worry; this happens to everyone and can be easily fixed. Sometimes one of the main reasons is just not being used to writing. You can try to practice a little bit of reading and writing. Give yourself tasks such as 5 minutes essay, perhaps one that helps you recap the concept from a research paper you are reading as a source of information for your essay. This will get you into the habit of reading and, most importantly, writing.

Sometimes you just lack preparation or think that your first draft should be the perfect polished version that you will then submit. This is wrong.
There are many ways you can start writing your essay. See below some suggestions that will help you overcome the ‘writer’s block’:

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