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Writing the Discussion for a Science Research Paper

This video is the second of three parts focused on practical tips for writing your first research article draft. It is deliberately reductive to simply get a student started on writing. More in-depth information to come in later videos! I talk about how to structure the discussion section.

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12 Tips on How to do Outreach on Twitter.

( I wrote this post for the “Progressive Community” section of my science advocacy project Science for Progress.)

Twitter is great for communication. You can get your knowledge, opinions, and personality in front of people, easily. And you can curate your timeline to show tweets from people you align with. People, whose humor you enjoy. Or people who you think can teach you something, be it through mutual exchange or simply reading what they have to say.

But you need to know how!

I have been on twitter for quite some time – more than any one person who knows me would expect, because I played around under pseudonyms – a lot. By doing so, I think I have gained a little bit of experience with the dynamics on twitter. I also have notoriously little patience with bad communication – including my own mistakes, which you can still witness regularly.

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Write Your First Scientific Research Paper (Draft)

This video is the first of two parts focused on practical tips for writing your first research article draft. It is deliberately reductive to simply get a student started on writing. More in-depth information to come in later videos!

I talk about how to prepare the writing and and how to begin writing the methods and the results sections.

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How to Read a Scientific Research Paper

In this episode I explain how to read a scientific paper for beginners! It gives some basic information on the mindset you should have when approaching research papers. Going through the different parts of the typical “IMRaD” article, I provide questions the readers should ask themselves.
I then give a brief intro in literature search, and how an expert in the field reads more efficient by jumping directly to the crucial parts of the paper that provide novelty.

Here is a PDF with the information in the video:

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The Basic Structure of a Research Paper: IMRaD

I started my first video series! It’s on scholarship, and I begin by talking about research papers. How they are constructed, how one should read them, and how one can start writing them!

In this video I introduce the basic structure of the modern research paper: IMRaD, which stands for “Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion”

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