The first pilot to my Essay Tips series! I share my method for reading and understanding a journal article or paper quickly and efficiently including how to take good, concise notes and remember useful citations.
If your method differs from mine or you think you can give me some pointers then let me know in the comments!
This is the first in a series of videos I’m hoping to produce while undertaking my PhD at the University of Exeter on tips for students at university or college whether undergraduate, postgraduate or otherwise.
Note: The programme to the left (which I highlight in) is Mendeley. Apologies for forgetting to state this in the video!!
If you’ve enjoyed this video then please do check out the rest of my channel. I generally put out new videos every Tuesday and Friday discussing theatre and playwriting from the perspective of an aspirant and (some might say) emerging playwright, theatre maker and academic.
My tagging system was borrowed from this article on The Thesis Whisperer: https://thesiswhisperer.com/2015/10/28/how-evernote-can-help-you-with-your-literature-review/
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[Title] Who wrote this and where did I find it?
Citation and Referencing Tips
When you take ideas from someone else’s work and incorporate those ideas into your own work, you need to give credit to the author. If you don’t, you are passing that author’s ideas or words off as your own, and that is plagiarism.
To avoid plagiarism, you must cite a source when you quote, paraphrase, or summarize it, use charts, graphs or images from it, or include facts that you learned from a source that are not common knowledge. In-text citations should appear in the body of your assignment, and all sources used must be included in a reference list at the end of your paper. A reader should easily be able to identify all of the sources that you used in writing your assignment.
In order to avoid plagiarism, you should start your research early. Rushing makes you more likely to lose track of sources, take shortcuts, or cite improperly.
Make sure that you also take meticulous notes. Be sure to include all the required information for each source so that you don’t forget which source your notes came from.
Careful citation and referencing are the best way to avoid plagiarism.
When you’re looking at a search result, review it carefully to determine what type of resource you are using, for example a book, video, or article. There may be visual clues, such as an icon illustrating the resource type. The resource type is important because different information is required for referencing different types of resources.
If you have found an item from a database, look for a Cite button in the database. You can click this button to form a basic reference for the item, but remember that it’s your responsibility to verify that the reference format is correct according to your required citation style.
A full reference for an article includes the title, the author’s name, the name of the journal that the article was published in, the date of publication, the journal volume and issue numbers, page numbers for the article, and the DOI, if there is one. Note that the DOI, also known as the digital object identifier, is often found in the detailed record for the article but sometimes it can only be found when you click through to look at the full text of the article.
A full reference for a book includes the book’s title, the author or editor’s name, the place and date of publication, the publisher’s name, and any other information that may be required.
A full reference for a video includes the video’s title, the place and date of publication, any producer, director, or writer’s name, and any other information that may be required.
A full reference for a web resource always includes the web address or URL, the title, the date of publication or last update to the page, and the name of the author, creator, or owner. Referencing web resources can be complicated, and you may require other pieces of information. Consult a referencing guide for more examples.
Remember that there are many citation styles. Some common styles are APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian. Different fields of study have particular style preferences. If you’re asked to use APA, which is commonly used at Georgian, check out the APA Guide on the library website at library.georgiancollege.ca/citing. It provides help with constructing in-text citations and reference pages. Video Rating: / 5
SEO For Beginners: 3 Powerful SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google in 2019
Are you new to SEO and want to rank #1 on google this upcoming year? Here are 3 SEO strategies that will boost your rankings!
#1: Focus on content
Google has this update called Hummingbird, and with Hummingbird, websites who just have content on everything won’t do as well as sites which focus on one single niche and are super thorough.
You want to be VERY thorough with your SEO content. Poke holes in your content and fill them all up, so then that way people are like, “This is the end all site “that you should end up reading “if you’re interested in dating online.”
#2: Optimize your title tag and your meta description
Have you ever done a Google search, and noticed that every time you do it, there is this link at the top, and then there’s this one sentence with a link at the top is called the title tag.
And the description below is called the meta description.
Now think of it this way, if you search for the phrase online dating, and you don’t see the word online dating in neither the title or the description, are you going to click on the result?
Well if you are, there’s something wrong, because why would you click on a result that isn’t related to what you’re looking for?
In addition to that, have you ever searched for a term like online dating? And have you ever noticed that the word isn’t in the title or description?
That’s because Google tracks who’s clicking on what listing, and they’ve learned that when a keyword is in the listing, that same keyword that you’re searching for, they know you’re way more likely to click through.
So in your title tag and your meta description, make sure you include the keyword. But you can’t just add the keyword, “online dating,” right?
The easiest way and what I would do and I wish it was this simple; I will just put “online dating, online dating, online dating, online dating.”
If I could put it 20 times so people would know that the article is on online dating, I wish I would get more clicks.
But it’s not that simple.
Yes you have to include the keyword in your title and your description, but it has to be appealing. If it doesn’t flow in a sentence, it’s not easy to read, and it’s not appealing or evoking curiosity, no one is gonna click through.
#3: Use Google Search Console
Did you know that Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank number one on Google?
Yes I know that sounds ridiculous but it is true, and it’s called Google Search Console.
If you’re not already a user of it, sign up.
It doesn’t cost a dollar. You’re missing out if you’re not using it.
I can’t emphasize that enough. So now that you’re using Google Search Console…give it a few days because it takes some time to populate data. You’ll see a screen that shows Search Analytics and this shows you all the pages on your website that are getting you traffic. But the cool thing about Google Search Console is they also show you which articles are getting impressions.
Take all the keywords you’re getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy.
Now we have an article on Instagram, and it teaches you how to get over 300 targeted Instagram followers per day.
The article is around 10,000 words. When I first wrote that article, it wasn’t 10,000 words, it was roughly 2,500.
I went to Google Search Console, I saw all the people that are searching for terms related to the article, I added them within that article. I made it more thorough and you know what?
My SEO traffic more than tripled to that article. Yes it is that simple. And when I made that change, it didn’t happen right away, but I noticed the results within 50 days. That’s not a long time.
Now that you’ve learned these three tips, I challenge you in which I want you to take these tactics and implement them, and then after you implement them, in the next 45 days I want you to leave a comment with your results. Because if you’re not doing well, that means I’m not happy.
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In this video I explain the fundamentals of how to write articles that editors will buy. To learn about freelance writing in more detail, go here: http://hubpages.com/@austinhackney For my informal ramblings and long-form essays, my blog is here: http://austinhackney.co.uk Video Rating: / 5
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Textbroker writing samples are a vital part of your profile. They can lead to gaining more clients and team invites. In this video, I’ll share 8 tips to help you create a good sample of your abilities to attract opportunities.
Today, I cover:
1. Treat Samples Like Actual Orders – The best way you can really impact a client’s decision to send you a direct order or an invite to a team is by treating the samples as real orders.
2. Always Create Something Unique – Never copy and paste an article as your writing sample, even if it’s something you’ve created in the past. It’s always best to create something fresh specifically for a Textbroker writing sample.
3. Pick Something You’re Interested In – You have access to 20 different types of content as your writing sample. Pick three that you are most interested in creating. Also, pick topics you have knowledge of. It makes creating the samples easier and often of better quality.
4. Research the Topic – Even if the topic is something you know, always do your research. Clients want to know that you will provide the most current and factual information possible.
5. Keep It Short – If you’re creating in-depth articles, keep between 500 and 1000 words is ideal. Remember, this is a sample of your ability and doesn’t need to be a full-sized article.
6. Take Your Time – A Textbroker writing sample doesn’t need to appear as rushed. Take your time and make sure it comes out as close to perfect as you can make it.
7. Don’t Forget to Proofread and Grammar Check – Proofread, proofread and proofread again. You want to make sure the content is adhering to AP style layout, spelling and grammatical nuances.
8. Update Your Samples Regularly – I usually suggest authors update their writing samples every six months. This is because your skills, abilities and interests will evolve over time.
Should You Use Tools Like Grammarly?
That is up to you. Things like Grammarly have potential to be beneficial as long as you’re willing to learn from the system.
How Do I Create My Samples?
I use WordPress and Yoast SEO. Not only does it keep track of keywords and phrases, but it also helps you create more engaging content based on expert practices.
I also use the Proofread module in the Jetpack plugin for WordPress. It doesn’t catch everything, but it does greatly reduce mistakes after you proofread your own work.
For help on structuring the content of your writing sample, check out my 11 tips for writing the Textbroker samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Kt0tznNjg
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Here’s the long awaited updated version of how I take notes! This technique has saved me this semester as I don’t have to write separate lecture notes and textbook notes, and I hope it can help you as well! ☺️
I’ve been on a little break from social media these last few weeks, just to focus on my studies, family and friends. I’m finally seeing the end of exam season (only 1 exam to go!), and Christmas is finally around the corner. I hope everything is going well for all of you who have finals at the moment, and I wish everyone who celebrate all the best for the holiday season! ❤️
Small tip; if you don’t already follow my Instagram, you should check it out! I post updates quite frequently there, so you’ll know when there will be a new video.
Anyway, I hope you’re all well. Take care ❤️
– Notepad: EMO college grid paper (generic brand from a local bookstore)
– Pens: pilot frixion 0.5mm needle point
– Coloured pens: uniball signo erasable pens
– Thicker pens: pilot frixion color pens
– Ruler: staples
– «Eraser»: pilot friction eraser
– Sticky notes: Clas Ohlson
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Presented by Christy Ludlow, James Madison University.
This video is an excerpt from a longer session on “Building a Research Career” co-presented by Ray Kent and Christy Ludlow at the November 2013 ASHA Convention.
Christy Ludlow highlights important considerations for early-stage investigators in selecting a journal, as well as section-by-section advice for creating figures and organizing results and information. Video Rating: / 5
A good article summary has a first sentence that encapsulates the article, examples referencing earlier points, and finally a call to action. Write an article summary that helps to put the article in perspective with tips from a writing instructor in this free video on writing lessons.
Expert: Laura Minnigerode
Bio: Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher.
Filmmaker: Todd Green