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Read, Write, and Cite is a podcast to help you read, write, and cite better for your college classes. Hosted by Dr. Jacob Lauritzen, RWC is a companion to our we site at https://www.readwritecite.com and our channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/readwritecite).

Read, Write, and Cite Dr. Jacob Lauritzen

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Read, Write, and Cite is a podcast to help you read, write, and cite better for your college classes. Hosted by Dr. Jacob Lauritzen, RWC is a companion to our we site at https://www.readwritecite.com and our channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/readwritecite).

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    How to Write About Literary Devices in Fiction

    How to Write About Literary Devices in Fiction

    Literary devices are the strategies and elements that authors use as part of their writing craft. These include devices such as plot, character, setting, theme, etc. In this episode, I talk about some of the literary devices you might find in fiction and how you might write about them in a literary analysis paper.

    How to Write a Literature Review

    How to Write a Literature Review

    A literature review is an important section in a research paper. It is also a kind of research paper. In this episode of the Read, Write, and Cite Podcast, I explain what a literature review is and demonstrate how to write one.







    You can watch the video here on our YouTube channel.









    https://youtu.be/IA9GPs6A1SY









    You can also listen to the episode below or download it by searching for "Read, Write, and Cite" on Apple Podcasts. I hope it helps!

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    Understanding the Parts of a Research Paper

    Understanding the Parts of a Research Paper

    Here it is. You're teacher has assigned you to write a research paper and you don't know what to do next. It's normal! What are the parts of a research paper? Is it like an essay? How do I know if I've done it write?









    https://youtu.be/CBfP5NKsUIg









    I'm here to answer your questions. In the most recent episode of the Read, Write, and Cite Podcast, I help you to understand the parts of a research paper. I explain that there are two major types of papers that you'll run into (original research and literature reviews). I talk about some of the sections you can expect to find in each kind of paper and why they are there. Finally, I explain how these kinds of papers may relate to your own research papers in the future.







    Different Kinds of Research Papers















    When you start looking at academic research (published by professionals and academics), you can expect to find a few different types of papers. Original research will be papers that present information that the authors collected themselves by conducting some sort of study. Literature Reviews will be papers that present information collected by the authors from multiple sources (probably a ton of research papers).







    Original Research















    So, what is original research? Well, it's going to be a paper that presents data collected by the authors themselves. More likely than not, they will have conducted their own experimented it and the paper is where they present it to the world.







    In this kind of paper, you can expect to see sections like: Introduction, Literature Review, Research Design and Methodology, Findings, Discussion, and Conclusion. Papers may vary, but they'll probably be pretty close to this.







    Here is an example.







    Literature Reviews















    Literature Reviews are similar to original research, but they will focus on what they found in research published by other authors. You can expect to see Introduction, Research Design and Methodology, and Conclusion sections. In the middle, you may find sections labeled after the specific topics of their given study.







    Here is an example.







    Now What?







    So, you have some section names. Now what? Well, check out the video or listen to the podcast (below) for a more in-depth explanation for each of these different sections.







    I hope that helped! As always, I'm here to help. If you have questions, drop me a question and I'll get back to you. Good luck writing!

    • 47 min
    How to Prepare to Write a Research Paper Proposal

    How to Prepare to Write a Research Paper Proposal

    In this episode of the podcast, "Preparing to Write a Research Paper Proposal", I talk to one of my college classes about 4 things they can do to help format their proposals. This isn't the only way to do it, but it is a good starting point.

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    How to Write a Paper Fast

    How to Write a Paper Fast

    This is the first episode of the Read, Write, and Cite Podcast! In this episode, I explain how to write a paper fast by being efficient and intentional with your time. I talk about outlining before you begin reading and other strategies to get the most out of your time when you are writing papers for college.









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    Be Efficient







    Writing a paper fast is not about speed, it's about efficiency. Everything you do has to be purposeful and effective.







    It all begins with understanding your purpose. Before you write, read the instructions for your assignment carefully. Figure out what it is you are being asked to do. With that in mind, create a detailed outline that includes everything required in the paper. Here is an example:







    Write as You Read







    Once you have created a detailed outline, you know what you need to find as you read and research for your paper. Take notes, write summaries, and put down your ideas in your outline as you read. This makes the best use of your time and it helps you to not forget the ideas you have as you first read your source materials.







    If you do this, you should have most if not all of your outline complete by the time you finish reading your sources. After that, all you have to do is remove the bullet-points (or whatever you use to outline) and then fill in the gaps.







    That's it! Writing fast is writing efficiently and with a purpose in mind. Good luck out there!







    Dr. Jacob Lauritzen is a high school and college English teacher in southeastern Arizona. He is also a co-owner of Carpe and Zen Productions.

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