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getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:45 pm
by Rosie-posie
Whenever I do uni work i really find it hard to get my ideas down onto paper, it takes me ages to start essays. I'm quite a creative person and enjoy writing stories and poems. Do other people find it difficult or is more a dyslexic crossover with dyspraxia.

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:02 pm
by _robyn_
I know exactly what you mean!

I have the same problem in most subjects. I know the answer, I can say the answer...I can't write the answer.
Like in geography.
Write a short paragraph on erosion?
I know it is the break down of rocks, a type of erosion is water when it breaks down rocks on the coastlines, which is becoming a big problem as house are falling into the see.
I wrote- Destroying rocks.

I find it alot easier to use a computer because you can change sentences without having to put a big line through it and messing up the whole pages and you can read through and take time thinking of better individual words instead of the ones you put.

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:08 am
by Steph
It takes me ages to start essays but, once I start them, I'm fine. I've been told I write in a very articulate manner.

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:03 pm
by 07williamsdj
I used to have the same problem but I seem to be getting on fine with essays at the moment (had a few for english and history), I just seem to have to put my thoughts as quickly as possible.

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:03 am
by allhahaheehee
I find it really hard filling in job forms

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:10 pm
by Remus
I have that problem but me it's getting over that first hurdle of starting to write. Once I get on a roll, I can just write for ages.

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:19 pm
by wadey
I also have that problem but mine is proberly because of my dyslexia. I have the ideas in my head, It just take me ages to get them down as i cant think of the word which i want to use

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:01 pm
by _robyn_
I also don't start writing for a while. That's probably why I never finish any exams, I always dread the moment where the questions says "Explain"

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:22 pm
by allhahaheehee
wadey wrote:I also have that problem but mine is proberly because of my dyslexia. I have the ideas in my head, It just take me ages to get them down as i cant think of the word which i want to use


I'm the same it's so annoying, I also get like a brain freeze or I know what I want to say but can't

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:43 pm
by jpowls
Rosie-posie wrote:Whenever I do uni work i really find it hard to get my ideas down onto paper, it takes me ages to start essays. I'm quite a creative person and enjoy writing stories and poems. Do other people find it difficult or is more a dyslexic crossover with dyspraxia.


Yep!! I recognise this. I used to spend so long starting at a blank word document. Surrounded by notes and books, ready to write, but I just didn't know what to say. Then once I started I couldn't type fast enough!

I also had years of frustrations with comments from teachers and uni tutors about "written expression" where they could see what I was getting at but it made no sense. I have this awful habit where I leave words out of sentances as I write. In my head I've written it, but I haven't physically done so.

I, despite knowing I am dyspraxic realised this was linked!!

Re: getting ideas onto paper

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:00 am
by _robyn_
jpowls wrote:
I also had years of frustrations with comments from teachers and uni tutors about "written expression" where they could see what I was getting at but it made no sense. I have this awful habit where I leave words out of sentances as I write. In my head I've written it, but I haven't physically done so.

I, despite knowing I am dyspraxic realised this was linked!!


I always miss out words! I will say them in my head as I write but then re-reading I will have missed loads of words out. It can get frustrating, especially when I'm writing on paper so it is hard to add the word in without making it look really messy.