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How to Write Essays and Research Papers More Quickly

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Check out Brilliant.org to start learning for free - and be among the first 200 people who sign up to get 20% off your subscription: https://brilliant.org/ThomasFrank Huge thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this video! Writing essays takes a ton of time - to say nothing of all the extra time you spend in the research phase, as well as editing each draft to make sure you didn't make any typos or accidentally paste in your work-in-progress Inuyasha fan fiction. Today we'll go over some strategies that can help you make the entire process of writing that essay or research paper go a whole lot quicker. My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is completely free, so check it out if you're interested in improving your grades! http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ A Beginner's Guide to Library Research: https://collegeinfogeek.com/library-research-guide/ Check out our latest podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szpd970XXEY Connect with me: Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/tomfrankly Instagram ➔ https://instagram.com/tomfrankly ---------- Videos you might want to watch next: How to Take Faster Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_YjcGoszo 7 Tips for Reading More Books: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiNISuM4wl0 ---------- If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Background music by Broke for Free: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/ Extension for better control over playback speed (if I'm talking too fast) ➔ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-speed-controller/nffaoalbilbmmfgbnbgppjihopabppdk?hl=en ~ created by Thomas Frank
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Dave Wiskus (1 year ago)
This is useful advice for YouTubers, too.
I was thinking the same thing. I haven't needed to write an essay is years, but I write video scripts all the time.
Shan Vis-Art (17 hours ago)
Can you do a video showing how you structure your essays, like show us your process using your essay as an example?
Robert Bettin (12 days ago)
So many teachers only care about quantity.
somewhat artistic (15 days ago)
I literally have a 800 word essay due tomorrow that I haven't even picked the topic for... halp
Rigo Cardenas (16 days ago)
Welp, I gotta research paper due in two weeks and I haven’t started anything other than coming up with the topic. I’m screwed 😕
Cambridge Home School (19 days ago)
Push forward
Tosty Boy (20 days ago)
1:02 works for brightside
Dakoda The Wolf (22 days ago)
What if the way I normally talk is also full of large, obscure, and rather archaic words. Would I still write how I speak.
sensitive. enjolras (27 days ago)
Ariana Bedford (21 days ago)
I literally have two essays that need to be due by this Tuesday, a 3 page essay for Psychology and a 6 page research paper for English.
Reinhard Budiman (1 month ago)
Thumbs up for those beautiful eyes.
Dubmoblade (1 month ago)
Who practices Kendama for over 8 hours straight tho
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Rise And Shine (1 month ago)
Awwww thankyou so much for sharing this video <3 i was stuck in my intro :/ which demotivates me.
Synjon Laubscher (1 month ago)
this helped so much
Dziipapu Chao (1 month ago)
Anyone 2019
Cece Abell (1 month ago)
Thanks man, this was super helpful!
Issue. (1 month ago)
I have a 6 paragraph essay due tomorrow but I haven't started and it's *stressing* me out
johnny. (1 month ago)
Issue. Lmao
Laz Arus (1 month ago)
More quickly? Lol
Rebecca Stowe (1 month ago)
Hi my name is Becca 👋🏼 and I have an obsessive highlighting problem 😬 #highlighterrabbitholevortex
Christopher Kennedy (1 month ago)
Mistborn, Name of the Wind, AND The Swerve in your bookcase? Can we be bffs?
Yatukih001 (2 months ago)
We must stop submitting more assignments to teachers. Teachers agree with students - assignments are failures. Assignments never succeed and there is also one thing. Teachers believe in what can be called ´assignment shape shifting´. It´s when one assignment turns out to be another. So if you are writing an assignment and it is marked assignment I, 2 or 3 and so on 2 becomes 3, 3 becomes 4, 5 becomes 2 and it is never the assignment you want to submit. Teachers do this because so many of them are narcissists. If we make laws that make it illegal to submit assignments teachers can no longer judge students based on their inability to do anything they say. Our inability to complete an assignment is just human nature. Trying to submit an assignment in time, is like trying to walk the Everest without clothes. You freeze and your teacher freezes your assignment to death. So instead of submitting any more assignment, what we need to do is ask teachers to stop grading them. Tell them to stop grading everything and stop giving us any more assignments, and stop giving us any more exams. These are things these teachers do not really want. If they do not want it, if nobody else wants it, why should we want it? We can all agree that assignment shape shifting is just as much bullshit as any other bullshit. It is a teacher´s lamest excuse for bullying a student. Assignment shape shifting beliefs are becoming commonplace among teachers and students and need to stop. We do not want the kind of society we had during Sandy Hook, when things were staged and people were asked to treat them as something else during their assignment schedules. We need to ban assignment submissions, because they waste time. All assignment submissions talk about is more shape shifting and more shape shifting. We are not here to learn about shape shifting. We are here to learn how to write essays and papers more quickly. And the single most efficient way to do it, is if all of us unite together, and demand an end to assignment submission, exercises, exams and homework.
Curly Bulb (2 months ago)
Okay so I’m on this one paragraph where I’m talking about the court case of Little Rock nine or the Brown vs. board of education. And I’m doing y research and reading it and I got one sentence down so far so I look for another website to get more details but like it’s telling me something different so I try to match it up with what I already wrote and that’s not working out and now I keep changing wedsites and everything is telling me a different story and I’m so confused. Like I tried to solve this problem by attending to actually understand my topic but like I still confused. It’s been 4 hours and I still have the one sentence down.
Brandt vdw (2 months ago)
this was really helpful keep on the good work.
Alief Nugroho (2 months ago)
Thanks thomas, for the advice. I will give it a try.
Nischal Rai (2 months ago)
Thank You Thomas Frank
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Undercoverpug93 (3 months ago)
1. I thought I had accidentally sped up this video. 2. If you plan and write your video transcript, I would love the uploaded version so that I don’t have to pause and keep returning to your video to write down your very useful point(s). 3. You have a new subscriber. 4. Such helpful tips. I have a 4000 word essay due in 3 days so I’m grateful for your knowledge. Very reassuring to hear that complicated vocabulary actually reduces the mark!
Georgia Thomsett (4 months ago)
For anyone in the UK needing help with harvard referencing margen is amazing
ZZZ (5 months ago)
I really don't feel like writing this essay
SirSteezySteveo (5 months ago)
Can’t focus... that hair...brush it plz
I Don't Know Elisa (5 months ago)
A J Somebody (5 months ago)
I Have a speech due this afternoon....... (screaming so loud inside I can't hear my thoughts to write the speech)
INS4NE (5 months ago)
I have a 4 page essay due tomorrow in 11 hours and I haven't started ; (
Just Brandon Okay? (5 months ago)
When you're procrastinating from doing your essays and the video contains a photo of your college's library lol they're on to me
Akylbek Orozaliev (5 months ago)
i have a 6 page research essay due this morning, have a paragraph so far
Nor Aisyah Mohamed Mydin (5 months ago)
God bless you, dearest. You helped me a lot. Cause I am spiralling down a rabbit hole. Thanks for the tips. Take care Regards, Ash (An always struggling university student)
Delendnum (5 months ago)
Thank you so much This is really helpful!!!!!
Alexandra Villegas (6 months ago)
Wow people think 5 page essays are big. I wish it was. *cries in 10 page research paper* lol. But this video is a big help !
Impa The Sheikah (6 months ago)
You get a like just for the X6 poster in the back.
Porscha Allen (6 months ago)
I like the don’t write from the intro first thing!! That’s great!
Rintu Mishra (6 months ago)
JOSHUA SAMUEL (6 months ago)
Jesus loves you.
Javier Reyes (7 months ago)
Love your megaman poster!
Avigayil Carmon (7 months ago)
everytime i have a hard time studying and i fined that there's a video of you talking about what i need, it emmidiately puts me in a better mood and helps me so much! so thank you!!!
Nathaly Nayely (7 months ago)
I have to due a 4 page essay due 6 days 😭 and an 8 page essay In 2 months 😭😭😭 YES 8 !
Joel G. (7 months ago)
I'm watching this because I'm procrastinating... I don't know anything about the topic and it's due tomorrow D:
jjp 153 (7 months ago)
does anyone know what calendar app that is at 6:59?
Fan girl Sarah (7 months ago)
you're Hot 😉😆😍
HasRah (8 months ago)
I dig all of the tips here Thanks thomas! I did a video about how to write a research paper aswell... feel free to check it out in my channel... could be helpful for the annoying research homeworks coming in the future :D
MrJerkdude (8 months ago)
I'll watch it
SevenDeMagnus (9 months ago)
Cool. Thanks so much.
Bernice Stockstill (11 months ago)
so nice man
Arnav Desai (11 months ago)
Hey, this was actually pretty sound advice.
Nina Perez (11 months ago)
Jstor is a great website to find sources
Franco / WuZhu On Ice (11 months ago)
I watched this instead of doing my essay.
Jack_Aroo (11 months ago)
I have an essay due in 11 days. Why am I on Youtube? Okay I'll start and update you later. Wish me luck.
Rade Crowther (2 months ago)
Tacara Jones (3 months ago)
Jack_Aroo no one ever updates when they say will LOL
Dre nyc (5 months ago)
How'd you do??
cicney charles (11 months ago)
Let me do your essay for a small fee
cicney charles (11 months ago)
I do essays for students for a living and I know how to deliver.
Kataanger (1 year ago)
How do you know when to splice your essays (which will eventually turn into video essays) with edited video content?
Jamal Williams Jr (1 year ago)
Thanks I used this advice for my exams, wish me luck on passing
Red Ruski (1 year ago)
Write it in binary lol
Darkscarlet 101 (1 year ago)
I have to do a research about Ronald Reagan in a week....
Smol Kitty (1 year ago)
I wrote an essay just copying and pasting and claimed I was pretty much done until a month before hand. Now I’m here suffering asking why I did this just to study more. I hate writing....
Simone Harris (1 year ago)
Thank you, thank you, thank you :)
Mkiiro (1 year ago)
7:00 this noob is practicing Kendama
Julian Blake (1 year ago)
"A temptation to utilize a cornucopia of abstruse, esoteric terminology, contrapositive to the vernacular..." I see what you did there, bad boy.
Zoe Zachary (1 year ago)
That 'research faster' with cool-llama pic cracks me up. In my language one of 'lama' meaning is 'slow'.
Razer SharkZ (1 year ago)
Hahaha I have 3 essays due today by midnight. I’m so screwed!
IttyBitty Lex (1 year ago)
Anyone knows a FREE APA citation generator??
Ryan Jacob (1 year ago)
6:59 Dama for 8 hours straight eyyy
Daliany Gerena (1 year ago)
This video is a blessing 😫
Jamie Lafontaine (1 year ago)
essay due in two days
Blount Michael (1 year ago)
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The Quiet One (1 year ago)
Damnit, Thomas! I've already started and it's too late too go back.
Papaya (1 year ago)
Thomas Frank, you're changing my life. I'm using your videos to change myself and become a productive woman and environmental activist.
Starry Milk (1 year ago)
Stefani A (1 year ago)
you are a sight for sore eyes!
EBA Nutrition (1 year ago)
Thanks a ton, very helpful and helps reduce the stress of writing papers.
Okay_Then (1 year ago)
Watching this crying because I have a 7 page final due tomorrow and I just wrote a bunch of bs. 😭😭😭
You're the man (dig the llama!)
MinaLee Marlow (1 year ago)
you are so good-looking
my mom just told me to stop researching because i cant stop researching and now most of my research i irrelevent
Brat Tito (1 year ago)
But is it 10min yet ?🤔
Miranda Tetreault (1 year ago)
OMG Thank you. Also you are so right about literally everything, not using the insane vocabulary, writing body paragraphs first.
That Brilliant recommendation came in very helpful, thank you a lot Thomas.
Adriana's Universe (1 year ago)
I'm in the 9th grade and I have to write a 3-4 page paper on Premature Births. I've already figured out my thesis and my outline so I'm a day ahead of my class but I'm unsure of if I should continue or wait until the rest of the class catches up.
Le Ciné Du Geek (1 year ago)
My problem is that I don't speak english very well and I end up picking up Ideas from different sources. It stay relevant and are usually well marked but I'm not proud of that. I would like to express the ideas as I understand them but when I do it I check the spelling/grammar/formating every 5 minutes on google. I really need help right now. Btw english is my 3rd language.
Bailey Z. Leone (1 year ago)
We are recovering girls from sex slavery and abuse we ran in to your videos about a year ago, thanks to an officer that watches over us to keep us safe. Thanks to your videos many of us feel confident to start college come 2018! We are excited and look forward to lots more of your tips and advice.
pritheangel (1 year ago)
I am mad cuz this video could have made my life a lot easier a year ago(just finished masters)!! or better still 8 years ago(when i started undergrad) :P
flish0 (1 year ago)
there was one semester in college when i had a 12 page paper, a 5 page paper, and then another 8 page paper all due around finals week. after i got through that, i never struggled with papers ever again. this is coming from someone who chose to study a hard science all because of essay-phobia 😂 one tip i picked up over the years: after (and while) you do your research, just start dumping all your disparate ideas down onto a blank doc, even if they're disjointed and not in actual sentences. don't even bullet point or organize, just dump. and then build your thesis around the ideas you've put down. i found this approach a lot more helpful to structuring my papers than the classic build an outline by coming up with a thesis and then listing a bunch of facts that support it. it also made my papers sound way more organic and not as stiff and obviously formulaic.
Toasty Volvo (26 days ago)
flish0 you chose a STEM major because you didn’t want to write? Wow. 🥴 your parents must be proud no matter what.
Alisa Hayeva (1 year ago)
Really need this right now! Have a 5-page essay due soon!
Hannah B (1 year ago)
even I (as a ebook-reader) have the swerve as an actual book. Feeling so proud right now =)
GirlSoundsLikeADude (1 year ago)
tomatoes, eh?
DannyA Leiva (1 year ago)
Wondering if you can recommend any book that inspired you? Or a top-three list of books that best helped to shape who you are and your overall perception towards getting work done! it would be very much appreciated! Thanks for all the good content!
TheBoltMaster (1 year ago)
I'm writing an 8 paragraph analytical report, i'm 14 and in 8th grade, so far i wrote the introduction and the 1st body paragraph, so far it's easy but i'm distracted easily soooo
Alireza Esm (1 year ago)
When will you publish the next video?
Faceless (1 year ago)
Salma Carrillo (1 year ago)
I have less than two hours to do my essay
J H (1 year ago)
Wow today I had to write an essay in a 40 minute class period in AP World History and saw this video after dang it lol
Megan Mischinski (1 year ago)
Another helpful tool for the research stage is zotero! I recently learned about it when I started grad school, it's a life-changer

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