How to perform a good academic writing (part II)

24 Jul

1) Choose a topic for your research paper that is debatable, plausible and consequential.

and that is not too broad but also not too narrow.

2) draft an outline with a question, a thesis, proofs (main reasons, supported ideas) and conclusion based on proofs.

For your introduction use an inverse pyramid from broad to specific ie from what have been already done (don’t reinvent the wheel) to your specific thesis

For your conclusion rearrange the pyramid from specific to broad ie what your data prove and is it generalizable?

3) Write

Lower your standards when beginning a writing project: don’t try to be perfect on your first attempt

Manage writing time, write ten minutes a day

Check for Consistency

Delete unnecessary words


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