Posts Tagged ‘proofreading’

writing first draft

Writing the First Draft: The No-Nonsense Guide for Authors

  • I go to a quiet room, office, library or coffee shop.
  • Depending on where I am, I brew/order a cup of coffee.
  • I disconnect my computer from the internet.
  • I put my phone in airplane mode.
  • I open up Scrivener.
  • I arrange the outline for the chapter in question.
  • I set a timer for 30 minutes.
  • I write, keep my fingers moving and avoid stopping to edit myself (this is harder than it sounds).
  • When the buzzer sounds, I stand up and take a two-minute break.
  • After this break, I review my outline and notes.

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25 Things About Writing

by Justin McLachlan  http://www.justinmclachlan.com/1670/25-things-writing/

also in: http://pin.it/HwXSc4n

  • Real writing is actually a lot of rewriting.
  • Your friends won’t be as impressed the second time around. Don’t let it stop you.
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling — it’s okay if all these things come last.
  • First drafts universally suck.
  • Avoid the advice of those who tell you otherwise of #5.
  • Trying to edit while writing is like trying to chop down a tree while you’re climbing it
  • Writing can be lonely. Very, very lonely.
  • Inspiration will never strike when you need it to. Just write. Do the work.
  • Complex construction doesn’t equal complex though. Simplify.
  • Deadlines. Goals. Set them, and stick to them.

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more on proofreading in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=proofreading
more proofreading techniques for the EDAD doctoral cohort on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/aidedza/doctoral-cohort/

AP stylebook and they

AP Stylebook Embraces ‘They’ as Singular, Gender-Neutral Pronoun

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/ap-stylebook-embraces-they-singular-gender-neutral-pronoun-n739076

In its latest edition, the Associated Press Stylebook — a widely used reference for journalists — is embracing the use of “they” as a singular pronoun.

more on proofreading in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=proofreading

literature review

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74098356345912486/

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The Why? and How? in Literature Review according to the Research Proposal Flow Chart

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/282389839112379077/

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How does your literature review fit in the overall Thesis plan

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AbtT8eFqFlSm4BE30u-x_Ji6Zyphn-bgn2-4TsLnqt3XKdMmzHjBn2U/

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more on writing and proofreading in this IMS blog

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=writing

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=proofreading

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