What's more, questions that easy at first glance are often the hardest of all.
The very fact that they're short and worded in a very straightforward way means you're probably expected to construct a much more original and complex essay to respond to it.
): Remember to schedule in a few short 10 minute breaks (one every 45–60 minutes so should do the trick).
Giving your brain a rest is key to keeping your overall productivity levels up, and stretching or doing some brief exercises will also help.
You need to be confident that you'll be comfortable and able to focus for as long as possible.
Be organised and come equipped with two pens, a bottle of water, any notes you have and some snacks to use as mini-rewards.Time: 11am – am It might seem a little counter-intuitive to start writing an essay before you've sourced all your quotes and references, but there's method to our madness.Writing all 3,000 words in one go is a pretty depressing thought, so anything you can do to break up the workload is a positive step.Don't worry too much about making it sound amazing at this point – just get stuck into introducing your argument and telling the reader how you will support it.You can go back and make yourself sound smarter later on when you're at the editing stage.Next, decide your approach – how are you going to tackle the question?It's your essay and as long as you keep relating your arguments to the question you can take it in any direction you choose.This method is perfect for writing against the clock, as you won't find yourself stuck thinking what to write about next, or going off in tangents that you hadn't accounted for when allotting your time.And yes, we realise we haven't got around to finding quotes and references yet – but stick with us, there's a good reason for this!Time management is pretty important when you have 24 hours before a deadline.Assign yourself chunks of time to reach certain milestones, as this breaks down the big daunting task and provides extra motivation every time you tick off one of the relatively easy mini-tasks.