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Professor Amanda's How-To's of Easy Research Papering. [Apr. 18th, 2006|05:04 pm]
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Two and a half pages of my Biology paper are now written pleasingly, much to my satisfaction. It only took two hours to throw in bits of my previously paraphrased source quotes and make them sound good as hell (only much nicer).
I'm writing it on the infrasonic communication of African elephants. Soooooo interesting. I'm truly in my element!
*puts on elephant shirt for inspiration*

This is going to be a great term paper. I feel it. I'm on Step 5, so the hardest parts are already done! :D

I rather like this new-found method of making an essay piece by piece:
1) Do the research.
2) Make the outline.
3) Now for the paraphrasing of yummy scientific tidbits from said research onto a separate document.
4) Pat yourself on the back. The hardest parts are now over!
5) Print this document out and label where each tidbit should be mentioned in the paper, based on the proposed categorical content of each paragraph in your outline.
6) Last, copy and paste these into the paper itself as needed, and transition from each fact to the next with thoughts of your own to make a smooth, interesting, convincing, painless paper!

Do you like this idea? Is your head reeling from the possibilities? Tell me, people!

[User Picture]From: glacier_kitty
2006-04-18 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh good idea...I should do that in the future
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-04-18 09:13 pm (UTC)
It works so well! It takes all the tramautic pausing to look up facts, or the "what on earth do I write about next??" moments straight out of the picture, leaving only good clean fun! lol.
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[User Picture]From: pieni
2006-04-19 02:23 am (UTC)
Why yes, I hear planning the way you study is always good, especially if you come up with a way that works the best for you AND it's fruitful!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-04-19 07:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can't believe how well this way worked! I'd felt a bit uneasy with it at first, since my essay went so long "unwritten"...but I'm so glad I came up with it! It makes for so little stress, and really easy writing since the hardest parts are already written!
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