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    When tackling a writing assignment, do/did you go straight to your laptop/desktop and start typing?
    Or do/did you write everything out on paper first before typing?

    I usually go straight to my laptop and start typing what comes to mind as I go along. I might write bullet point notes on a piece of paper before I start typing of what I want to include but that's about it. And after I'm done I read over everything and edit it.
     
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    ima slow writer so my ideas go away faster than i can put them on paper
     
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    i start typing immediately, the whole thing
    and as i type, further ideas come up so i take a 1 sec break from typing the essay to write a word as a reminder of what to write next
     
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    I start typing immediately
     
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    It depends on length. If it's a short 1-3 page essay I can just start writing on the computer. Any longer, make an outline on paper first then use that as a guide to write the actual assignment on a computer.
     
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    I go straight to typing
    writing a rough draft takes too long
     
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    i write everything out first
     
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    Straight to my laptop ^^

    BUT I normally write a lot of documents (which means: at the beginning I write a really really long text -> then I save this document and open a new document, in which I insert the text, that I wrote in the first document -> then I shorten the text in the second document -> then I also save the second document and repeat the whole procedure :)) ^^
     
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    i do both tbh... but its more so that i like to have a neat copy on my laptop.
    but i like writing by hand even though sometimes i can't write for long periods of time.
     
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    Depends on what it is. Like if it's a dissertation, I need to at least make an outline. But ouside of that, I'm more of the type to start typing relatively quickly, I don't like writing everything on paper first, it seems like a waste of time to me.
     
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    I go straight to it, because of I think of something and don’t write it down, I won’t remember it later
     
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    If it's for school then I usually draft first if we need too, or at least jot down main points and stuff. If it's just writing in general, especially fanfiction, I just right after mulling it over in my head. If it's original writing I usually plan if I want it to go somewhere or just write out and change like everything later unless I really like it.
     
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    I’m a perfectionist so when I try to write it on paper and make a mistake I go to a new page and write it all over again.

    With Laptop you can delete it without wasting much time,
    so I prefer that.
     
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    If I did this the trees would cry out for revenge.. I'm not trying to waste paper.. lol...


    Seriously though I do what I call a rough-rough draft, which is me free typing out my argument and editing later..
     
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    I blank out and writtteeee

    And then get an A

    Because I'm good at writing for some reason
     
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    I type the introduction, then end up writing a paragraph in class, then another typing, and that pattern continues until I finish my paper lol
     
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    Jot down ideas and plans on paper. Use it to type the actual thing.
     
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    I write on a my computer.

    Sometimes I first type out a bullet list to organize my thoughts before starting, but most of the time I do this in my head rather than explicitly typing it out. (I'm better at mentally visualizing the content and structure.)

    Then I just go.
     
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    I take bullet points on paper first and then type them up on my computer in more detail.
     
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    My ideas tend to be very scattered when I’m given a topic. Before I go into the writing process, I jot down the ideas and do a couple bullets underneath to see which ones are better. After figuring out that puzzle, I start my writing. Of course I’m not always going to be satisfied with the draft so I might go back to the drawing board a few more times until I have the picture I’m going for.
     
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