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How to write a good introduction in three steps

A while ago my collegue Daan Andriessen brought the ‘Swales three move model for introductions’ to my attention. Very practical, because a well-written introduction can help you in producing a well written article. Therefor I would like to introduce you to the ‘3 moves’, this is the version of James…

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The importance of (free) handwriting

Sometimes other people write down things very clear. That is the case in this article. It is about the benefit of handwriting versus typing. It states that handwriting helps you f.i. to generate more ideas, it helps you to think clearer. And that is exactly what you need when you…

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Can you force yourself to write?

There are days that your writing just doesn’t work out. Everything seems to distract you. Everything seems better than writing. One you have one of those days, there is help. Quite drastic help, I must admit, but still. For some of you it might be a solution. What am I…

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How to write a good abstract?

There are different types of abstracts, those for articles, and those for papers for a conference, congress or symposium The abstract for a paper has some additional requirements in relation to the requirements for abstracts for articles. Let me explain . But first, what is an abstract? An abstract is…

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7 tips to write a great research paper

A while ago, I received this great link from my colleague Annemarie van der Zeeuw about a lecture of Professor Simon Peyton Joneson. He has seven simple suggestions to make sure you write a great research paper. His suggestions: don’t wait – write, identify your key idea, tell a story, nail…

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How do I structure my text?

Do you find it difficult to get a good structure in your text? There is a simple solution. Readers Questions! Readers Questions? Yep, simple as that. In order to understand what readers questions are, it is necessary to look in a somewhat different way to what a text is. Because…

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