We go through the routine in our lives and we understand the routine where to go and what to do and sometimes or take it out of our routine and we need to find we need to we need to deal with that situation we need to cope with it and we need to we need to you know under terms with it and this could be again something good to write it off alright a time when you stood up for something could have been your pressure maybe something happened in school and you say hey you know if this is not right then finally disagreeing could be with a teacher time you guys got a great he didn’t agree with or where there was a new rule that happened at school and he said you know what I don’t think this is right and you stood up for it and maybe when you stood up for it there were a bunch of other people who sent the same thing.
Those are a whole bunch of ideas you know like I said you could incorporate many of those ideas that we went through what was the process of writing we can use pieces of writing in our lesson and you know be able to use something like that tomorrow okay so let’s go back to the structure again let’s look at some examples right i’m going to i’m going to show you another example and don’t worry about how small it is i’m going to show you a larger version once again with the story you give some background information the thesis statement the beginning of the story and then we come to our climax which is the rising you rise up to the top of the story where the key moment happens and you come to the end of the story and then finally there’s a lesson learned from the story I’d like before everybody rest assured i know somebody can’t read that so I’m going to blow this up but we’re going to talk about it all right so this story the background of it it comes from Morocco this is one of my students relate a story about when she was three years old and it’s kind of a sad story but like you said sad stories can teach us a lesson to write.
She was three years old and her mother died during childbirth and was involved in this story was herself and for to tweens systems alright so the thesis data for this I was extremely angry at my sisters for taking my mother away so her twin sisters were born right they came home but mom didn’t come home with so I’ll remember is to crying babies and being told that my mother died so Nyjah better three years old that’s just really hard to deal with that you have two baby sisters but with no mom alright then we have by maksim story it says I felt so such strong aim anger toward those babies right so she’s mom she’s got this feeling that it’s not fair mom was gone and we got these two babies here and she’s like she’s not sure how to trover anger about the whole situation.
The ability to write good research papers is absolutely central not only to your career prospect but also to doing good research so what I want to do in this talk is just to make seven very concrete immediately actionable suggestions that I think will make your papers better but the ground rules are the same as in the talk about giving a talk this is slightly less recursive which is this is not a subject on which there are any right answers right so there’s no in I have no monopoly on truth here so please ask questions or indeed make comments from your own experience as we go along that would be more fun for me we will still finish at twelve as mentioned at the end of the last talk okay yes definitely although any answers that are definitely wrong probably not. Find out everything about research papers on Edusson.
Actually you know to everything there is a counter example but I’m just going to err on the side of being highly opinionated and saying things that I believe to be true and then you can be free to disagree with them and fight with your supervisor about them okay so here’s the first thing just start writing right so here is a typical plan for doing research first of all you have some idea and then you spend some months or even a year or two developing the idea and then you write the paper that sounds logical right that’s just good scholarship isn’t it utterly wrong here’s what you should do right you have an idea.
You start to write the paper and in writing the paper you think oh I didn’t really understand that idea very well that sort of forces you to refine the idea and you you should the act of writing the paper sort of forces out the research as it were what can happen with with this plan is you have the idea you start like you start you do the research and after you you start to like the paper and you think darn six months of that year were completely wasted and there’s another six months left to do on bits that I didn’t realize that I didn’t understand right so I’m a functional program I like lazy evaluation so this is like lazy evaluation right you’ve got a you start writing the paper.
Use that as a forcing function for doing the research an order Oh drat not only is it a good forcing function but it also it’s a good way of trying to make yourself articulate what it is that you’re doing so I can’t tell you how often I’ve started to write a paper and I’ve realized that something I thought I understood I don’t understand after all but when you write it down it all seems you know by the time you actually get it in letters on paper it seems more complicated than you thought it was right so it kind of crystallizes your ideas in a very concrete way and that can make it much clearer where you don’t understand.