Imagine if you need to write a critical article or essay.
Let it be an ordinary MLA research paper, for instance.
The main problem with creative thinking in essays is merely one’s lack of enthusiasm.
The point is that the vast majority of students tend to have a bigger fright when it comes to writing an essay using creative thinking rather than critical thinking, which, in its turn is rather silly forasmuch as it is much easier to think creatively rather than critically.
In this post, I am going to school you about three most useful creative thinking techniques which you will find pretty useful for yourself while you will be writing your very next paper.
Write What’s on Your Mind
Pick the exact time and write daily about basically anything what comes up to your mind.
Do so for about ten to fifteen minutes without any distractions (No Disturb Mode On, Yo!)
When you perform this so-called freewriting, do not think about the grammatic aspect of it for this creative thinking technique is invented for you to work your brain out (thereby coming up with more creative thoughts and inventive ideas ultimately,) not to follow the rules of punctuation and to spell the words correctly.
As a result, you will find out that it is rather easy to write your ideas out.
Let Yourself Go
Always think about alternatives.
Always come up with your own version of something.
I have not just used the word “always” three times for the sake of tautology, no.
I merely want my piece of advice to be implemented by you, my dear struggling student.
For instance, If you see that a friend of yours has come up with some idea, then think of your alternative.
You do not necessarily have to vocalize that new-born idea of yours (unless it is a debate or something,) simply train your mind to always seek for some fresh, creative, and innovative ideas.
Whoah, two out of three creative thinking techniques are covered, let’s move on!
Do Not Be Indifferent of Being Different
Try always to keep your brain in tonus.
Sometimes being creative means to be weird (and there is nothing wrong with that!)
For example, every once in a while try brushing your teeth with an opposite hand or choose a different path home instead of the road you walk day-in and day-out.
At first, it might seem that the actions I have just listed above have nothing to do with one becoming a much better writer, but that is entirely incorrect, to say the least!
Your brain does not care about the action itself, no matter whether it is an intellectual or physical one.
In this particular case, both writing creatively and brushing your teeth with an opposite hand are the same for these actions are something you have never done before.
Hence, by training one aspect, you are improving another (yep, it is sort of a codependent kind of relationship going on.)
You do not have to take my word for granted, simply try to implement all the creative thinking techniques I listed above and see for yourself.
However, I want this saying to be your personal motto — no matter what you do, whenever you step out of your comfort zone, that is when and where the real magic happens!