Owning Bits

Notes on Research Drafts

Between Tuesday and Thursday, I reviewed the rough (or very rough) drafts of some of your research papers. My reviews were somewhat cursory: I tried to look at the overall structure of your paper, the flow of ideas, and support for your thesis. At the same time, I tried to identify some common problems that I hope to see resolved in the final versions. This document reports on many of those problems.

Paper Basics

Form and Structure

Citations and Sources

More Writing Bugaboos


If no one volunteers to write these appendices, Ms. Green or Mr. Rebelsky will probably write them.



Wednesday, 5 November 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Thursday, 6 November 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]


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