You may have heard about research skills, but what about research habits? What are those and how do you develop them? Let's define a habit as: 'Action that is instigated by a trigger and leads to a reward.' Successful people may be competent and skilful, but really these are the byproducts of useful habits and positive behaviours. Students who score well on the EE, often attribute their success to their 'work flow' or routines. So what kinds of routines are going to help you research your essay well? Here are several sentence starters to think about, before revealing their endings and discussing them with your supervisor.
One of the Approaches to Learning is self-management skills. What does it mean to manage yourself? There's only so much a supervisor or parent can 'manage'. You're in the driver seat of your EE. You're responsible for the end result. Struggling with motivational issues. Reach to external 'rewards' to develop good EE habits, such as an hour on the PlayStation AFTER an hour of meaningful research and note making in your RRS.