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|
|7/5||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|
|7/13||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|
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.