Techniques for Structuring a Paper
Information from the next two readings of the Craft of Research I found useful because it was a good refresher. I actually would recommend reading ahead for those of you who are planning on rewriting or editing your paper. It was useful in terms of reminding me the of rule concerning empty words or words that serve no purpose in a sentences. I definitely need to get a list of words to avoid using them in my papers especially since I don’t write on a daily basis to keep them embedded in my mind. Overtime, I somehow became absent minded of them all. Also, I found the section concerning paper structures and brainstorming methods interesting. In the past , I used regular outlines with the titles and subtitling of subjects. However, overtime I lost patience with using this technique. It wasn’t a helpful technique for me at all. Now, I brain storm as I work on the paper but it takes me a long time to just even get through the paper. It took me two full days to write our previous paper. The book mentioned a technique called a story board. I somewhat heard of it few years back but I never used the technique. It was a technique that was not used in my classes or by many of my peers. So I knew very little of it. It looks straight forward after reading details about it but complex in regards to doing research with it simultaneously. I was wondering, has anyone used this technique before and did you find it useful? If not what other techniques do you suggest? I was thinking about possibly trying the storyboard technique for my next paper but if you are against it for certain reasons I would like to know why you refrain from using it.