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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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Here's the Bad Version (11 months ago)
This is useful advice for YouTubers, too.
Adventures in Nostalgia (11 months ago)
I was thinking the same thing. I haven't needed to write an essay is years, but I write video scripts all the time.
Impa The Sheikah (15 days ago)
You get a like just for the X6 poster in the back.
Porscha Allen (19 days ago)
I like the don’t write from the intro first thing!! That’s great!
Rintu Mishra (20 days ago)
JOSHUA SAMUEL (24 days ago)
Jesus loves you.
Javier Reyes (1 month ago)
Love your megaman poster!
Avigayil Carmon (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I have to due a 4 page essay due 6 days 😭 and an 8 page essay In 2 months 😭😭😭 YES 8 !
Joel G. (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
does anyone know what calendar app that is at 6:59?
Fan girl Sarah (1 month ago)
you're Hot 😉😆😍
HasRah (2 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 (2 months ago)
I'll watch it
SevenDeMagnus (3 months ago)
Cool. Thanks so much.
Bernice Stockstill (5 months ago)
so nice man
Arnav Desai (5 months ago)
Hey, this was actually pretty sound advice.
Nina Perez (5 months ago)
Jstor is a great website to find sources
Franco / WuZhu On Ice (5 months ago)
I watched this instead of doing my essay.
Jack (5 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.
cicney charles (5 months ago)
Let me do your essay for a small fee
cicney charles (5 months ago)
I do essays for students for a living and I know how to deliver.
Kataanger (6 months ago)
How do you know when to splice your essays (which will eventually turn into video essays) with edited video content?
Jamal Williams Jr (6 months ago)
Thanks I used this advice for my exams, wish me luck on passing
Red Ruski (6 months ago)
Write it in binary lol
Darkscarlet 101 (6 months ago)
I have to do a research about Ronald Reagan in a week....
Smol Kitty (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Thank you, thank you, thank you :)
WizeMkiro (6 months ago)
7:00 this noob is practicing Kendama
Julian Blake (7 months 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 (7 months ago)
That 'research faster' with cool-llama pic cracks me up. In my language one of 'lama' meaning is 'slow'.
Razer SharkZ (7 months ago)
Hahaha I have 3 essays due today by midnight. I’m so screwed!
IttyBitty Lex (7 months ago)
Anyone knows a FREE APA citation generator??
Ryan Jacob (7 months ago)
6:59 Dama for 8 hours straight eyyy
Daliany Gerena (7 months ago)
This video is a blessing 😫
Jamie Lafontaine (7 months ago)
essay due in two days
Blount Michael (7 months ago)
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The Quiet One (7 months ago)
Damnit, Thomas! I've already started and it's too late too go back.
Papaya (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Stefani A (8 months ago)
you are a sight for sore eyes!
Katherine Person (8 months ago)
Can u also do one for in class timed essays?
EBA Nutrition (8 months ago)
Thanks a ton, very helpful and helps reduce the stress of writing papers.
Okay_Then (8 months ago)
Watching this crying because I have a 7 page final due tomorrow and I just wrote a bunch of bs. 😭😭😭
SOCIAL MOTION MEDIA (8 months ago)
You're the man (dig the llama!)
Frozenava 38 (8 months 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 (9 months ago)
But is it 10min yet ?🤔
Chiharu Chan (9 months 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 (9 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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 (10 months 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.
Alisa Hayeva (10 months ago)
Really need this right now! Have a 5-page essay due soon!
Hannah B (10 months ago)
even I (as a ebook-reader) have the swerve as an actual book. Feeling so proud right now =)
GirlSoundsLikeADude (11 months ago)
tomatoes, eh?
DannyA Leiva (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago)
When will you publish the next video?
Faceless (11 months ago)
Salma Carrillo (11 months ago)
I have less than two hours to do my essay
J H (11 months 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 (11 months 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
APE Algol (11 months ago)
Serious question, it's a good habit to study in advance the semester while you are in vacations?
Bagel Burger (11 months ago)
My 20-pager is due in 2 days and I've been having trouble with the last section, thank you!
Erómeon (11 months ago)
I recommend a previous step to research: Try to write your essay first without sources. It allows you to clear your thoughts, detect biases, find what info you lack, what sources you will need, allow you to be really original and be less anxious about the quality or have a writer's drought.
RajaMCool (6 months ago)
Yes! I used to worry about not having sources to support my ideas, which used to slow down the writing process.
Bethgael (7 months ago)
Yes. Write down what you know/think you know as a first draft, then check the research to see how on the ball you are.
Lucija Kanjer (11 months ago)
Hi Tom! 2018 is approaching and I wonder....What are your thoughts on making a list of things to improve on yourself for 2018? And maybe some suggestion for a list? If you could make a video that would be great!
Sarah H (11 months ago)
please do one on how ti stick to your new years resolutions
Andrea Catanzaro (11 months ago)
As a young adult man, you're an amazing person, your parents should be really happy about you! Thanks for every advice you give to us. (Sorry for bad english I'm an italian boy :D).
meganpitt (11 months ago)
How much is brilliant after the 20% off?
meganpitt (11 months ago)
And do I have to pay monthly
meganpitt (11 months ago)
REALLY THOMAS FRANK! I JUST finished my UNBC BA and could really have used this earlier XD Take advantage of this advice people!!
Hunter asif (11 months ago)
can I get a book list of the books on your bookshelf?
Flawxious hereforavisit (11 months ago)
I love hos this came out a few days before the thesis statement of my first bigger assignment came out. Good luck to yall who are in a similar position!
Edo Pratama (11 months ago)
Don't forget. Explain to me, the History of Participatory Action research.
Edo Pratama (11 months ago)
if my english is bad
Edo Pratama (11 months ago)
Edo Pratama (11 months ago)
Hi, Mr Handsome thomas frank, if you don't mind, could I ask you what participatory action research is. how to implement participatory action research?, could you explain to me what Participatory action research in Philosophical Aspect? if you don't mind, please make youtube video using English sub or Indonesia Sub. thank you.
ex ex (11 months ago)
can you please do a video on how to do good on the sat
Estudando Direito mc (11 months ago)
I like street fight too.
Estudando Direito mc (11 months ago)
Hi Thomas. How are you. I have to watch your videos. That's good. Very, very good. Congratulations for your work. I am Milton and I ' m from Brazil. What's course do you do???
Jason Zheng (11 months ago)
Doesn't work for timed essays
Iris Yan (11 months ago)
I am on a lengthy essay right now. Should have watch this earlier. Essays lower my sanity points.
Maryam Alfannah (11 months ago)
You can also do the citation in Microsoft word from the reference window
Nilanjan Paul (11 months ago)
Thomas, which software do you use to edit your videos?
sofia gvaladze (11 months ago)
Zotero makes my life much easier ^_^
Everything You Want (11 months ago)
Did you shoot the video at early morning
Jacob Bellanger (11 months ago)
Thanks for this advice. I have to do an essay in an hour for finals.
Solace The Satanist Girl (11 months ago)
No comments about Elder Gods and Ancient Yodeling Techniques at the top? You disappoint me, fellow commenters :(
ifabulocitygirl (11 months ago)
Darn you Mr. Frank, for not posting this a day sooner! I'd just finished crunching an 10 page paper in 6 hours *crying inside*
Bethaneigh (11 months ago)
Could you create a video on how to write a 10 page paper?
Jesse SolomonScott (11 months ago)
Soooooo helpful.....waiting for this topic soo long....
Araf Hasan Biprotip (11 months ago)
Thomas, can you please make a video on 'How to gain control over yourself' Look, I know that if I don't study enough and waste time on playing games, I will surely fail in the upcoming exams. The problem is that I have no control over myself and I usually end up playing. Please help me out bro, I am in serious trouble.
Araf Hasan Biprotip (11 months ago)
Thank you Kelly s
Kelly s (11 months ago)
Also reward yourself (not with games) from even getting up and studying.
Kelly s (11 months ago)
Araf Hasan Biprotip search on this YouTube channel how to stop procrastinating. It's really hard from what I learned with his videos and has kept me from wasting to much time is: Making a todo list Studying with the promodoro technique, block certain websites, study outside the house (go to a library), uninstall the games from computer if you do have them (just get rid of what makes you lose time) if you can't get rid of them just make sure you stay away as possible from it.
Eve Burroughs (11 months ago)
Actually start writing and not procrastinating?
Anna Callisto (11 months ago)
So useful tips I will surely follow this Thank You sir This really helped me to get better
Sean Tristan Francisco (11 months ago)
Love the advice here, but how about if you're required to handwrite it? I'm taking up Electronics Engineering and sometimes it's really hard to even understand the topic and explain it in your own words. We even have a minimum required number of pages which is 5. Plus you have to copy the experiment manual (objectives, basic concepts, etc). It's so time consuming. What's worse is that I have two subjects like this. Ugh.
melgroves (11 months ago)
Can you do a video on how to get back on track from the holidays and how to effectively plan starting up 2018?
Rolexx (11 months ago)
Thanks 🙏🙇
Lady.Whatever (11 months ago)
FASTAAHHHHHH. I wrote one this morning 🙄 But still gotta write one for my exams so thanks for the vid 👌🏼
Rodney Hill (11 months ago)
Type No Jutsu
Sam Dotson (11 months ago)
I’m not sure the recommendation to use citation generators is really a good one. I am a writing tutor at a college, and have been for 2 years, and I can always tell when someone used a generator vs when they referenced a style guide because the generator does make mistakes, the primary one being that they include too much information. Sometimes journal articles from online databases will provide citations - these are generally better than the plug and chug citation generators. You should also be cautious when using these generators because some professors are especially stringent and might consider it a form of cheating. When writing a reference list, remember that the purpose of the list is to provide enough information for the reader to find it themselves.
Sam Dotson (11 months ago)
The other advice is great, as usual.

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