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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/

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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how often quote

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I QUOTE?

http://www.plagiarism.org/citing-sources/cite-sources/

If you think it’s important to quote something, an excellent rule of thumb is that for every line you quote, you should have at least two lines analyzing it.

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How to Cite Other Sources in Your Paper

http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWcitations.html

DO NOT USE DIRECT QUOTES From Published Material: In 99.99% of the cases, the information you want from a research article is an objective result or interpretation. How the author stated this information, i.e., their prose, is of little importance compared to the results or interpretations themselves. Take the information and put it into your own words; avoid paraphrasing since this can potentially lead to plagiarism.

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Purdue OWL

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/03/

Writing direct quotations

  • Quote no more material than is necessary; if a short phrase from a source will suffice, don’t quote an entire paragraph
  • Use quotes that will have the most rhetorical, argumentative impact in your paper; too many direct quotes from sources may weaken your credibility, as though you have nothing to say yourself, and will certainly interfere with your style

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parenthetical / in-text citations MLA

MLA 7 Basics: Parenthetical Citations

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