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writing an essay -- how to improve imagination?

stacy_0301 1 / -  
Jul 23, 2009   #1
i don't have any imagination while i am writing an essay and it's becoming difficult for me as my level of school have increase the essay are more much more harder what i can do? please help me
Libra 3 / 4  
Jul 23, 2009   #2
I'm facing the same problem,too. All we have to do is to write everyday. Accumulate good usages you find in your daily life and try to use them in your own essay. Gook luck to both of us.
EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Jul 23, 2009   #3
As you move through school, the expectation is that you will have more and more information upon which to draw in writing essays and that your ability to think creatively and analytically will increase. To foster development in both of these areas -- knowledge and critical thinking -- read and write every day.

Read a variety of things, utilizing the wide variety of material available on the web but also looking into printed publications such as magazines, newspapers, and -- especially -- books. Keep a journal in which you reflect each day upon what you have read. Over time, you will find that your "imagination" improves naturally.
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Jul 23, 2009   #4
i don't have any imagination while i am writing an essay

Do you have any imagination when not writing an essay? If so, then your problem probably isn't with imagination per se. More likely, you find it difficult to translate what you imagine into the written word.

That said, Simone's advice is still good. The more you read, the better your English skills will become, and the more raw material you will have available as fuel for your imagination.
Ali MacLennan 1 / 7  
Aug 2, 2009   #5
Also aside from reading, reflection is important in my opinion. Take the time to sit back and ask yourself questions about everything you've read. And follow up on these questions to gain knowledge of different areas. :)
Reborn 1 / 5  
Aug 4, 2009   #6
As basically everyone else said, reading really helps. I had not noticed it until I was unable to think of better words to choose when writing an essay maybe a year after I had stopped reading. I had "better" things to do, so I just stopped. I was extremely disappointed and wondered why I was unable to think of better words to substitute for low level diction, and then my little sister started using better word - and she had just started reading. Now I'm not trying to diss my sister at all, but she fails a lot of her classes, but tries hard. I don't do anything and I get a's, it just comes easy. And to see her using words that sometimes would take me a second to recognize, it "wowed" me. So I started reading again and my vocabulary definitely picked up; writing was also easier because I had more ideas and more stories I could use as examples. Sorry that I basically just said what Simone, Sean, and Ali just said but that's just my story. It really helps, and will help even more if you do what those three said: reflect and write about it.

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