What you will achieve:
In this course, you will outline a complete scientific paper, choose an appropriate journal to which you'll submit the finished paper for publication, and prepare a checklist that will allow you to independently judge whether your paper is ready to submit.
In this course, you will learn what is necessary before writing a paper: the context in which the scientist is publishing. You will learn how to know your own community, through different examples, and then we will present you how scientific journal and publication works. We will finish with a couple of ethical values that the academic world is sharing!
(Wittgenstein, Philosophical investigations, 1953)
Zotero is free,powerful,easy-to-use and open-source research tool plus reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). It also helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org Writer and NeoOffice. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (GMU).
Benefits of Zotero:
Store all your online sources in one place.
Access sources and notes from any computer with Internet access.
Annotate, highlight, and create notes for each source.
Automatically cite sources.
Create records and citations for non-web sources, too.
Organize sources in collections.
Tag sources with multiple topics.
Get started with basic tools immediately.
With the Word Plugin, you can export Works Cited pages directly to a Microsoft Word document.
This guide contains an overview on writing academic papers such as the thesis and research paper.
An abstract summarizes, usually in one paragraph of 300 words or less, the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) the overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) the basic design of the study; 3) major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 4) a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.
A paper should be well-written and the author(s) proofread it before submitting it. I have seen on a few occasions some unreadable paper that look like they were automatically translated by Google. This is a guaranteed reject. Besides, if there are many typos because the author did not took the time to proofread their paper, it may bother the reviewers.
It is important to respect the paper format, even if it is not the final version of the paper. In particular, I have seen several authors not respect the format for the references. But it is important if you want to give a good impression.
Remember that selecting a topic is an important and complex part of the research process. And this section is all about learning on how to develop a good research topic.
In this first lecture, we will discuss that, How to brainstorm for ideas.
In this lecture, you will learn about the
How To Read General Background Information:
How to Focus on Your Topic:
How to Make a List of Useful Keywords: Or Keep track of the words that are used to describe your topic.
In this lecture, you will learn about
How to be flexible in choosing the topic:
How to Define Your Topic as a Focused Research Question:
How to Research and Read More About Your Topic:
How to Formulate a Thesis Statement: Or to Write your topic as a thesis statement.
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