Research and Writing
By Bert Jerred
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The objective of the Research and Writing Podcast was to create and share lecture-style discussions of academic writing and research strategies.
||CleanThe Intended Message||We don’t get to know the intended message. The only thing we can do is guess. When a good guess at the intended message seems worth the analysis, there are a few things to watch for. They’ve been part of writing (and speaking) for a long, lon||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTry Removing Your Transitions||Transitions Readers notice transitions when they are ineffective. Consider replacing yours with big, gaping holes. A “suspended” resolution may generate stronger engagement with your words.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemystifying Research Papers||Research Papers Research papers are sometimes complicated for the wrong reasons. The process does, however, require some deep thinking about some complex things. In this episode of “Research and Writing,” I talk about a few of those complex t||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do You Think That Way?||Think What has made you the kind of thinker that you are? What has made you the kind of reader that you are? I believe you need to have an answer for this question before you can do useful research – and I think the answer has something to do with||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery Sentence Matters||Every Sentence Every sentence matters. This episode of “Research and Writing” introduces the functions of the first nine.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStart in the Middle, Start with Chaos||Where to Begin? All texts begin and end for the reader, but that does not mean that you have to start the composition process by writing “the beginning. In fact, don’t.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting and Commitment (to “Scope”)||Scope This episode takes as its premise the notion that a “text” is a system of functional components, designed for a specific purpose and structured in a way intended to achieve this purpose. I believe, therefore, that composition can begin with th||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlaying the Genre Game: Structural Writing||Structure Writing, even in an academic context, can be approached as a system of functions to which language choices can be applied. In this recording, I talk about how a structural/functional approach to writing can be applied to the standard, 5-paragr||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes a Source Reliable? Part 2, Context||Context When we write based on research, we are expected to use reliable sources. So, what makes a source “reliable”? In this recording, I talk about the potential match-up between your source and your topic/essential question, interpreting an abstr||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes a Source Reliable? Part 1, Accountability||Accountability When we write based on research, we are expected to use reliable sources. So, what makes a source “reliable”? In this recording, I talk about how each of us must decide for ourselves whether or not to trust the information we f||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|