Sample 30 day challenge grid

To write 500 words per day from 2/29 to 7/26.

Date Project # of words Disposition Before Disposition After Time Elapsed Pages Read Mode of Writing Music?
6/29 Collaborative Gawain-poet paper 835 Eager Tired 2 hours (approximate) 0 Word vomit, reworking existing material Partly. Random iTunes
6/30 Collaborative Gawain-poet paper 700 20; 2 book chapters Writing from sources none
7/2 Collaborative paper; Jim’s festschrift About 500 Relaxed Energized 2.5 hours 0 Focused writing None
7/3 NA
7/4 NA
7/5 RSA proposal edits; RSQ essay edits; wrote abstract 150 (abstract) + 300 (Jim’s article) Indifferent Energized 3.5 hours 0 Focused writing and revising; coverting citation styles (MLA to CMS) None
7/6 RSQ essay edits; Jim’s festschrift 400 words; 150 word cover letter Indifferent Energized 5 hours 30 Focused revision;  writing from sources None
7/7 Jim’s festschrift 250 words Eager Energized 3 hours 15 Focused revision None
7/9 Jim’s festschrift Approx. 100 Opposed Energized 1.5 hours 0 Focused revision None
7/10 Collaborative paper 282 Opposed Energized 1 hour 20 Writing from sources; trying to figure out argument iTunes random
7/11 Collaborative paper About 200 Tired Energized, but still tired 1 hour 0 Writing to find argument None
7/12 NA
7/13 Book Proposal About 150 Tired Energized 1.5 hours 0 Writing to find argument None
7/14 Book proposal 600 Energized Tired 4 hours 10 Focused revision iTunes random

Primary and Secondary Sources

Let’s look at this news story on climate change and sea organisms. What is this type of source good for? Where can we find better–ie, more reliable, scientific, information?

But what about this article on pinpointing the neurons responsible for alcoholism?

We’ll also talk about how to use Google Scholar as a resource, and how to supplement what Google Scholar gives us with the UofL databases.

Also, how to use the University of Louisville Interlibrary Loan feature to locate articles and book that our library does not own/have access to.

If you’re investigating a topic related to the sciences, you’ll probably notice that the articles you turn up look similar. They’re formatted procedurally, normally according to what’s called the IMRAD formula:

The type of papers you wrote in high school, organized by topic, idea, or concept, are called conceptual organization. If you’re researching a topic in the humanities, you’ll likely come across articles written in that format.