Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Free writing, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] Brainstorming, clustering,…and now a third choice, focused freewriting,…another method for helping you start deciding…what ideas are important,…which ones seem to be key points…in most of the research you located,…where you need more research,…and what needs to be deleted…because it doesn't relate to the thesis.…Focused freewriting appeals to those…who want ideas to flow quickly…without the temptation to stop and analyze each point…before including it.…Set a timer.…15 minutes for example.…
During those 15 minutes,…you force yourself to keep those words flowing.…Never stop writing or typing,…even if you have to repeat the same idea two or three times.…And never worry about mechanics.…Just write.…This method helps you turn your research into your own words…and eventually helps you see key ideas emerging.…Look at this example.…Never go backward with freewriting,…even though spelling errors…and run on sentences are evident, don't correct them.…
Redundant wording such as like my friends…you'll revise later.…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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