29 September 2014

  • Never be without a pen or pencil
  • Ask question
  • You can write in rented books
  • Circle words you don’t understand
  • Disagree with what is being said in the book
  • 6 people didn’t go to group
  • Bill asked us to work in small groups not take the day off
  • Good grammar doesn’t mean good paper
  • Push attention to language
  • Most people at our age look at pages in a book but aren’t asked to summarize
  • What is the point of reading 11 pages if we are just going to move on
  • A group of people collected 1000 papers, analyzed them, and compared citation, which led them to find that 90% of quotes used in papers came from the first two paragraphs
  • We aren’t told how to use sources

Read all the way through the source so you can:

  1. Cut down source
  2. Choose source wisely
  3. Go deep and know the source very well
  • Select source wisely then execute precisely
  • Benefits come from work
  • Read thoroughly to understand and envision what the author want
  • Connect with reader
  • Build confidence
  • Try to paraphrase
  • Try to understand
  • Time to think
  • Don’t use the word Basically
  • Define words to enlarge sentences
  • Sticking to the same sentence structure doesn’t help you understand
  • Get away from basics
  • Good musicians experiment with different range of notes
  • Think of yourself as an experimenter when writing papers
  • What will happen when you mix it up
  • Don’t repeat the same tone
  • Rules for writing depend on the┬ásituation
  • You can write facts without putting your own spin on them is a misconception
  • Rewrite headings in your own words
  • Time on task

When you read something, you need to go over it thoroughly, so you can fully understand what is being said. If you understand a reading, you can use it as a source in your own writing.

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