Writing Tip # 2

Spending a week to complete an important assignment requires at least an hour to scrutinize it. Don’t you think that?

We often forget revising our work. Well this isn’t only true for exam answers but also for homework assignments. Running out of time? No issues. Check for the following key issues which won’t take long:

– Quickly examine the format. Make sure there is a proper heading for every section and most importantly Page Numbers (remove that page number from the cover page!)

– Word does the magic with grammar and spellings!

– Look for a thesis statement. Find topic sentences for each paragraph. Ensure flow in your text.

– Re-read your abstract and conclusion; most important yet mainly ignored sections of any paper.

– Check for the proper referencing style

Bingo! Your paper is ready to be submitted.


Should I title this as ‘A Business Advertisement’ or ‘A Dead Lover’?


While clicking this picture, a thought regarding the ways in which each item continues to inspire me to write, motivated me to share this with everyone. Excited, I thought this would be another start up business advertisement which would attract clients. Alas! Something came in the way. No, it was not an urgent call or a power failure, instead it was the memories of the past…

(UNEDITED- Running thoughts turned into words)

I still remember the day when I was 15. It was a school event but I had taken a day off because my father was hospitalized. One week had passed and there were no signs of recovery. Being a Cancer patient, I saw him lose his voice, his hair and finally his breaths. Only one thing was coherent from the beginning- hope. I hated the way those ‘so-called’ friends used to ask me if I cried looking at the whole situation (what a silly question to ask a depressed soul). Days passed by and I sobbed at a corner. I hid my tears in the darkness of the night not only because I was afraid to express, but also because I did not want to add in to the worries of my mother.

Despite skipping school that day, I got up quite early because of the sleepless nights that had become a routine. Immediately I headed to the lounge where everyone was. Few minutes passed and I saw my brother entering the house with a red face and flooding tears. I can still picture the whole scene; my mum fell down. My sister did not move for hours, and I was in a state of complete denial. Probably it is always difficult to accept such news- those which you never want to hear!

It is my dad’s 8th anniversary tomorrow. Verily, time flies. There are some important people and incidents which we can never forget. They are so important to us that we tend to value them more then material things. The pain of missing him is so intense, that I should probably stop now…

Writing Tip # 1

Oh we all know how much we love commenting about everything. And when it comes to writing, papers are filled with claims such as, ‘over 90 percent of the girls resort to a strict diet plan at least once in their life!’ Well, who said so? I guess there are several lucky ones who never need to (And sadly, I am not among them) Or assumptions like ‘sleeping less gives you a series of nightmares’ (Ask me)

But every piece of writing has opinions, judgments and claims, then why are we complicating things?

                                       Well, hang in there!

If you will submit such a paper, your instructor would surely give you a bad grade. Don’t worry! You just need to cite them. Always remember, every claim is followed by a fact that is authenticated using a citation. And what do I mean by that? Well, stay tuned for the upcoming citation guide.

The day I will get famous enough to be interviewed!

To all my readers out there, I am sure you would like to get introduced to the person behind this blog. I feel that the about ‘me section’ would not give you that idea. And I also know that writing pages about my interests and beliefs would neither inspire you nor would it promote my business. Therefore, I had an idea!

The following is a dream interview. Yes, I like fantasies. Read it and find out!

Interviewer: Tell me about yourself

Me: Oh wow. This is my favorite question- the all time famous interview question where I keep on repeating my already developed speech lol. Well, I did my Bachelors in Social Sciences and majored in Psychology. I am currently doing my MPhil in Social Sciences and a summer course related to Research. And apart from the academic details, I guess shopping, food, badminton and writing defines me.

Interviewer: Now that is interesting. So what motivated you to opt for Psychology as a major subject?

Me: Well I guess it was just a discovery- that’s how love happens! If you look at my academic background, you will find me studying medical, engineering and social sciences. Weird, eh. Not really. The strange part is the fact that when you tell people you are a Psychology student, they step back. Trust me, we don’t read minds! So people need to get over this myth. When I attended a mandatory class on Introduction to Psychology, the branch of Psychoanalysis inspired me. Maybe that is mainly because of my belief about it. Childhood does influence our behaviors later in life. It is the early relationship with your parents that play a significant role in what you become and how you behave. Therefore, you can just say that it was my own self and my curiosity about life that made me opt for Psychology.

Interviewer: So what did you discover? I hope it is not a personal question.

Me: It is.


Oh c’mon, I did not mean to embarrass you. I discovered an easy way out i.e. to blame my parents haha. Well, jokes apart, let’s move to the next question

Interviewer: Umm, although I have never studied Psychology, but your answers tell me you are hiding something or maybe you don’t want to disclose things and…

Me: Get to the point lady… I don’t like to judge others, so I expect the same!

Interviewer: Uh-oh, yes, you are right. Sorry. So I was thinking that what activities do you generally have?

Me: Same, like any other single looking girl would have. Haha. TV shows, computer, pets… oh I miss my fishes… And of course writing!

Interviewer: What do you like to write about?

Me: Hmm… Stories, I like to create them. I turn my imaginations into words. I love it. Apart from that I am good with Psychology, Education, Statistics, Management and other related disciplines. Oh by the way, I love SPSS.

Interviewer: Woah, SPSS. I know how hard that is. Just hearing the name gives me a headache!

Me: Haha, I know it does. But I love it. It is my area of expertise. And the more I know the more I want to dwell in. It is like a passion.

Interviewer: So I guess your freelancing career incorporates all these fields of writing?

Me: For sure. I have been working for the past 6 years. I have written about many topics in several disciplines, some of which I mentioned previously. However, I simply adore Psychology related cases and those papers which require SPSS.

Interviewer: Oh Yes. How can we forget about SPSS.

Interviewer: So what is writing to you?

Me: It’s magic. It is innovation and power. Think about the day you get admitted to a school. That’s the time you actually begin to write. Crayons transform into pencils and pen eventually paves its way to the keyboard.

Interviewer: Well, if writing means so much to you, than why have you chosen the field of academic writing? I mean, you could have earned more by writing for a magazine

Me: I would have. Actually, I plan to publish some of my work quite soon. But for now, I want to focus on my freelancing career. It is not only a source of income but it is a medium whereby which I can help people. Maybe, my work can make them pass a grade and help them become successful enough that someday they look behind and pray for the person who did their assignments!

Interviewer: Aww… now that is quite typical of a philanthropist.

Me: Haha, no! That aww was rather typical of a young lady

Interviewer: Hehe. So would you like to give a message to your readers (if there are any, lol) or promote your business?

Me: I would just remind people around that this place is all about struggle. So never give up. Try your best when it comes to studies. It’s okay to bunk classes and rag your juniors. But it is also important to focus on achieving something so that when you turn back, you will be proud of yourself. Attyguide would help you with all your possible study related issues. If you are stuck with an assignment, Attyguide will do it for you. Price can be negotiated. And if you don’t want to pay, Attyguide will advice and direct you. After all, success is what it wants for you!

Interviewer: Thank you very much!

Me: Anytime.