Writing Well

Panic in the Streets

What happens if you have an anxiety attack during a pressure writing situation?

Last Licks

The most successful essays always fulfill their purpose, address their audience, and have a logical organization, whether they're written at your leisure or under the gun. Good writing is complete and logical—even when it's written under pressure.

Create a checklist like this one to use when you have to write under pressure.

Pressure Writing Checklist

Preparation

Writer's Block

Never try to snow your reader. If you don't know the answer, don't make one up. You're not writing fiction, ladies and gentlemen, you're writing fact.

Prewriting

Writing

Postwriting

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well © 2000 by Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D.. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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