How to Write a Successful Research Paper
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How to Write a Successful Research Paper

Complete Research Paper Writing Blueprint With Instructions And Templates For Every Section. Master Academic Writing
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Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • UNDERSTAND the logic and structure of a research paper.
  • IDENTIFY the qualities that make a research paper effective.
  • KNOW what to write in every part of every section.
  • STREAMLINE your writing process to achieve a better paper in less time.
  • USE free software to create perfect citations in seconds.
  • MASTER English expressions that experienced writers use to write clearly and concisely.
Requirements
  • There are no requirements, come as you are.
Description

Writing effective research papers is vital for academic success.

However, obsessing aimlessly over every detail is rarely the winning strategy.

A better strategy is to invest your limited time strategically in the points that truly matter.

Whether you are writing a Master thesis, doctoral thesis, or manuscript for scientific publication, this course can help you to write a better paper in less time.

Learn what makes a research paper effective and follow the steps to your own groundbreaking research paper.

What will you be able to DO after this course?

  • UNDERSTAND the logic and structure of a research paper.

  • IDENTIFY the qualities that make a research paper effective.

  • STREAMLINE your writing process to achieve a better paper in less time.

  • KNOW what to write in every part of every section.

  • USE free software to create perfect citations in seconds.

  • MASTER English expressions that experienced writers use to write clearly and concisely.

What TOOLS will you get?

  • TEMPLATES for every part of your research paper.

  • A link to FREE SOFTWARE to create perfectly formatted citations with ease.

  • ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS for academic and scientific writing.

  • CHECKLISTS to help you to apply the lessons of this course to your own research paper.

Simply put, this course will teach you which points matter in a research paper and how to excel at those points.

I have experienced first-hand what a difference the right writing training can make.

Writing research papers used to feel tedious and frustrating to me.

To be honest, I barely reached the passing grade for my first research paper.

Fortunately, I got great mentors who showed me the way.

First, my grades improved, then I won prices, and later my research got published in high impact journals.

To my surprise, writing started to feel easy and even fun.

In retrospect, the reason why I felt frustrated was simply that I did not know how to write.

I did not understand which points really matter in a research paper and wasted a lot of time without improving anything.

Now I can go straight to the points that matter and create a great paper without wasting time.

However, without my mentors, things may have turned out very differently.

I created this course so that it can do for you what my mentors did for me.

So what will this course teach you specifically?

  • The two elements of an effective research paper.

  • How to make your research compelling without overselling it.

  • Two strategies to streamline your writing.

  • How to prevent writer's block.

  • How to create perfectly formatted citations in seconds.

  • The three goals of the introduction section.

  • How to conduct your literature search.

  • How to get almost every research article for free.

  • How to scan articles quickly.

  • How to outline and write every part of your introduction section.

  • How to outline and write every part of your methods section.

  • How to outline and write every part of your results section.

  • The two goals of the discussion section.

  • How to outline and write every part of the discussion section.

  • How to deal with limitations without lowering the impact of your research.

  • How to deal with null-results.

  • How to write a compelling abstract.

  • How to construct an effective title.

  • How to edit and polish your paper.

  • How to make your writing flow even if you are not a native speaker (full disclosure: neither am I).

  • You will also get samples, templates, and an overview of common English expressions for every part of your paper.

  • In the end, you will get a checklist to help you to apply everything you have learned.

In short, you will learn specifically why, what, when, where, and how to write your entire research paper.

Let me add that I want you to be truly happy with this course.

I used to be in your shoes and I want to give you the best possible course to help you succeed.

If this course does not deliver on every promise (and then some) you can get 100% of your money back.

So go ahead and give this course a test drive.

You can take the whole course, enjoy all of its benefits, and still get your money back if you are not satisfied.

After you click on the red button, the lectures will guide you through the writing process.

You will also receive lots of tools such as templates and checklists to make your work easier.

In addition, you can ask me questions anytime and will have my full support on every step of the way.


Who this course is for:
  • Undergraduate students who are writing a research paper as Bachelor or Master thesis
  • Graduate students who are writing a research paper for scientific publication
  • Note: This course focusses primarily on empirical research papers
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 02:09:24
+ What You Need to Know About Writing Research Papers
5 lectures 13:37

A short hello and an overview of what you will learn.

Preview 02:56
The First Step
00:20

Knowing what makes a research paper effective will help you to keep the overview and stay focussed on the things that matter. Fortunately, there are only two elements that make a research paper effective.

Preview 03:54

Before you start writing, you can make your research significantly more compelling. Here is how.

How to Make your Research Compelling Without Overselling it
03:00

How you write can mean the difference between spending hours just staring at your screen and getting your paper done in no time. Here are the two most important writing strategies to streamline your writing.

Avoid Wasting Time: Two Strategies to Streamline Your Writing
03:27
+ How to Conduct Your Literature Search
7 lectures 14:53

Most people do not understand the true purpose of the introduction section. In this lecture, you will learn about the purpose of the introduction section and how it works.

Preview 04:22

Finding relevant research articles is quite literally a "needle in the haystack" problem. In this lecture, I will show you how you can find the needles without wasting too much time.

How to Find Relevant Citations in a Seemingly Endless Literature
02:34

Did you notice that some research papers require a payment before you can download them? I have never paid for a paper. Let me show you why you do not need to either.

Simple Ways to Get Almost Every Research Article For free
01:11

There are a lot of research articles to consider so reading them all will keep you busy for a long time. Here is a way to scan research articles quickly.

How to Quickly Scan Research Articles
01:15

There is absolutely no need to create your citations by hand or even to know what they ought to look like. Instead, you can hand this over to free software and watch your perfect citations appear in seconds.

How to Create Perfect Citations In Seconds Using Free Software
02:04

Here is where you can get the free software.

Free Software
00:05

Ok, you found the relevant articles. But how do you get an overview? Let me show you how I do it.

How to Create an Overview of the Literature
03:22
+ How to Create Your Introduction Section
7 lectures 28:02

It's not a good idea to start writing text right away. You can save yourself from a lot of trouble and achieve a better paper by starting with an outline. In this lecture, I will show you how.

Outlining: Create The Blueprint of Your Introduction
07:07

What is proper academic writing? Let me quickly give you the guidelines.

Writing Tips for the Introduction
04:25

Ok, you have created an outline of your introduction. Now let me show you how you can easily turn it into text.

From Outline to Text: How to Write the First Draft
04:16
Let's Get you Equipped: A Sample, Template, and English Expressions
00:31

The first paragraph is extremely important because it is one of the first things your readers will see. Here is how to write it.

First Paragraph: Attract The Reader
03:14

What's next? In this lecture, I will show you how to write the middle part of the introduction.

Middle Paragraphs: The Gap In The Literature
05:08

Here is how to write the final part of your introduction.

Last Paragraph: A Hero Emerges (Hint: It's You)
03:21
+ How to Create Your Methods Section
4 lectures 09:32

What do you need to pay attention to in the method section? Here is how this section works.

The Goal of the Method Section
01:44
Let's Get you Equipped: A Sample, Template, and English Expressions
00:31

How do you decide what sections your method section has? And How do you create an outline of the content? Let me tell you in this lecture.

How to Structure and Outline Your Method Section
05:18

Finally, it's time to turn your outline into text. Here is how.

From Outline to Text: How to Write Your Methods Section
01:59
+ How to Create Your Results Section
4 lectures 07:58

What do you need to pay attention to in the results section?

The Goal of the Results Section
00:28
Let's Get you Equipped: A Sample, Template, and English Expressions
00:31

What sub-sections should your results section have? And how can you create an outline of the content? Here is how.

How to Structure and Outline Your Results Section
04:52

Finally, let's turn your outline into text. Here is how.

From Outline to Text: How to Write your Results Section
02:07
+ How to Create Your Discussion Section
8 lectures 25:13

There are two goals you'll want to achieve in the discussion section. Here is what they are and how to achieve them.

The Two Goals of the Discussion Section
05:42
Let's Get you Equipped: A Sample, Template, and English Expressions
00:31

Here is how to structure and outline your discussion section.

Outlining: How to Construct the Blueprint of Your Discussion
06:31

Limitations are normal and nothing to worry about if you know how to deal with them. In this lecture,  I will show you how you can deal with serious limitations before you even start writing.

How to Deal With Major Limitations Without Lowering Your Impact
03:11

How to write the beginning of your discussion section.

First Paragraphs
02:31

How to write about the implications of your research.

Implications
01:18

Limitations are normal and if dealt with correctly, they will not have to lower your impact. In fact, they may even help you. Let me show you how to write about them so that your readers stay enthusiastic about your research.

Limitation Section: How to Be Transparent Without Lowering Your Impact
03:22

The "Summary and Conclusion" section is more than just a summary and a very important part of a research paper. Here is how to write it.

Summary & Conclusions
02:07
+ Just a Few More Things...
4 lectures 12:44

How to write the acknowledgements section.

Acknowledgements Section
00:57

There is absolutely no need to create your reference list by hand or even to know what it is ought to look like. Instead, you can hand this over to free software and watch your perfect list of references appear in seconds.

How to Add a Perfectly Formatted List of References in Seconds
01:21

The first thing readers will do when they open your paper is read the abstract. Here is where you can win or lose a lot of readers. So how do you make your abstract effective?

How to Write an Effective Abstract (Hint: It Is More Than a Summary)
05:12

Your title will determine whether researchers will open your paper or not. In fact, if your title is not keyword friendly, nobody will ever find your paper. So this lecture will show you how to create a strong title.

How to Create a Strong Title
05:14
+ Editing and Fine-tuning
2 lectures 06:53

80% of great writing comes from great editing. Here, I will walk you through the most important steps in the editing phase.

Five Tips to Take Your Writing to the Next Level
02:11

Readers love papers that are both clear AND concise. But how do you achieve this? Actually, it's mainly about one simple trick...

How to Be Clear AND Concise (At The Same Time)
04:42
+ Summary and Conclusion
5 lectures 10:31

The BIG picture of research paper writing in 4:28 minutes.

Summary: The Whole Course in less than three Minutes
02:49

Here is an overview and a checklist to help you to apply everything you have learned in this course to your own paper.

Overview and Checklist
00:20

A few concluding words

Conclusion
00:37
Again, congratulations on finishing the course! Now that you have reached the end of the course, is there anything else I can do to help you? Do you have questions or thoughts? Or did you miss anything in this course? Feel free to share whatever you feel is worth mentioning.
Is there more I can do to help you?
1 question
More Things to Learn
00:14

What do you do if your results show no significant effect? In this lecture, you will learn what problems you need to tackle when you have null-results and what strategies you can use to tackle each problem.

BONUS: How to Deal With Null-Results
06:31