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How to Write a Paper in a Weekend (By Prof. Pete Carr)

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In this video, Prof. Carr (faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry) is explaining the Algorithm of writing a paper in a weekend.
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Thanks Professor, I'm an engineer working in an S&T organization where we now have to publish more. It's been years since Uni days, and this was a great presentation to help prevent procrastination, and it's how I like to work in assembling a paper naturally.
AYESHA NOOR (6 days ago)
thanku very much
Kosdemo Alex (6 days ago)
I would like you to read my research paper introduction and tell what you think.
afaq perry habib (9 days ago)
Thank you very much, can you send me your note on [email protected]
Joy Smith (10 days ago)
I am here because of the title indicating that I might have the possibility to finish my paper over the weekend. ;P
Preeti Sahu (14 days ago)
The very fact that you're writing an entire manuscript in a "weekend" tells about the missing piece in academia- work-life balance
EduINDEX (16 days ago)
Very good research writing tips.
Richard Majece (19 days ago)
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islam rayan (20 days ago)
take the advice from the professionals and prof Pete Carr is one of the greatest .
Yujin Cortes (20 days ago)
omr omr (23 days ago)
Great teacher.
I am watching this...and procrastinating by watching. (I'll write it a few hours before its due) Irony killed itself.
Feroz Tughlaq (1 month ago)
Great lecture professor Pete
felicidades hoy (1 month ago)
Gracias 😊
Sir please give your email address
Ace Shadow (1 month ago)
Thank you Prof. Your advise has been very useful. I hope you could share about the introduction of different types of journals especially for business / higher education teaching and learning areas i.e. the nature of different types of journals - interpretive, analytical, case-study etc. Thank you.
خالد Khaled (1 month ago)
شكرا لك...
macolga100 (1 month ago)
What a sweet prof! Obviously involved with his students.
Ayman Zein (1 month ago)
Thanks prof. I found it helpful in management papers as well
Robin Escriba (1 month ago)
such a great video! thank you so much..
What what In a butt (1 month ago)
Don’t write papers, quit school, and play the stock market.
Luis Paulo Fagundes (1 month ago)
Thank you Professor! I was just starting by the hardest part and i was really procrastinating. Thanks for share!
Birhanu Birhanu (1 month ago)
It is a wonderful tip I have ever seen! Thank you, prof. Carr! I\m on startup of writing dissertation proposal on Public Relations in Addis Ababa University. If you don't mind, please try to incorporate Communication or Public Relations tips. Thank you!
Jennifer Ambrose (2 months ago)
Thank you Prof. Pete Carr for taking your time to share your expertise with budding scholars of this generation! Drafting a manuscript needs a great deal of time and efforts, which is why we procrastinate! Ideally, your algorithm is just perfect to finish a manuscript in one sitting during a week end! Glad that I watched your video as I try to complete my pending paper work! Thank you very much!
scott caro (2 months ago)
This advice is all very standard. I get it; it's good advice, but there are other ways. I've never completed a 'first draft' of a paper. I start writing and edit heavily as I go. Basically, every time I get hung up and the flow stops, I go back either a few paragraphs or all the way to the beginning and just read. Two things happen: 1) You see potential edits (go ahead and do them), and 2) You may get momentum back and find a way to start the type-flow again so you can progress (It's like taking a few steps back to get a running start, rather than hitting a wall and just trying to do a standing jump over it). Sometimes, the little edits you do in these moments begin to suggest a way forward. I would also recommend being fully prepared to highlight and drag entire paragraphs into a new order, etc. Things tend to unfold differently in practice than they were conceived in your original mental image of a project. Don't be too wedded to what you thought your paper was going to be before you were neck deep in it. And lastly, walk away. Hit that wall, go back and do a few edits, and then go take a shower. Some of the best paths forward have occurred to me in moments like that. Trying to work everything out at the keyboard can drive you mad. Take yourself away from that so you can think more abstractly for a moment. Create some distance between yourself and the thing you are so tangled up in. Ideas that come in the shower (or other escapes) will make you excited to get back to the keyboard and start pouring forth ideas again. Just sharing what worked for me all through grad school.
jess mac (2 months ago)
Great concise presentation profressor! Thanks for this !
Quan Koo (2 months ago)
This man literally is sharing his secret of studying easily and nicely.
Karan Bavandi (2 months ago)
If you are researching online, I recommend that you curate and comment every link you save. This will allow you to quickly index and reference the material when writing the paper. The tool I recommend is called Kurator. Its a chrome extension that scrapes information off the page your want to save, and lets you add your own comments and tags, so you can easily index your research. https://optimalaccess.com/kurator
Dr. ShahZadah (2 months ago)
Thank you sir, so informative...
Norliza Ismail (2 months ago)
great sharing Prof. Carr..thanks
Raghava Indra (2 months ago)
64 people regret not watching this video before submitting their paper.
Elizabeth Larson (2 months ago)
NOT just for chemists! :)
johnspy12345 (2 months ago)
Really like this approach.. if you can gear your activities in a way that they are easiest to slip into, you’ll be able to keep procrastination away for long enough until you are ready to put the final touches on it..
Karen L. McKee (2 months ago)
Great advice, especially for beginning writers. I agree wholeheartedly with the tip about not editing and correcting when writing the first draft. Trying to write a perfect sentence the first time will slow you down and possibly lead to paralysis. Get the ideas and logical flow down first, then go back and correct the grammar and punctuation.
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Dan Middleton (2 months ago)
Fantastic video. Saving this one
Saul Esparza (2 months ago)
Thank you, Professor, this information will be of great help!
Nur Fahmia (2 months ago)
Thank you, Sir. Greetings from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia!
Larbi Gueraiche (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot . Really useful tips for writing a paper. So, no procrastination but with focus on write to publish.
Jules Octave (3 months ago)
clear and straight to the point
Academia Pro Writers (3 months ago)
Christine Garand Scherer (3 months ago)
Well done! Thank you for taking the time to create and post this content.
Mziwamadoda ntloya (3 months ago)
Enkosi kakhulu Prof. Carr (Thank you very much Prof. Carr)...Much love from South Africa UFH
Mziwamadoda ntloya, let us know what other topics are useful for you. We are working on new videos.
Mhe Yu (3 months ago)
can you HELP me with my research project in doctorate program.
Reza Assadi (3 months ago)
I suggest to try DoNotEdit. com publishing services, I did and I found it exactly what I was trying to find.
Pedro J. Berríos-Rolón (3 months ago)
Thank you doc
jaat gaming (3 months ago)
Please reply me
jaat gaming (3 months ago)
I am taking my education of class 10th class But I read all the science of msc 10 12 class But I don't know what to do to publish it This will change the history of gravitational force Please help me What to do It doesn't matter what Is my age
Pragya Bhardwaj (3 months ago)
I am applying to graduate school soon and writing a paper right now........This really helped. Thanks Prof. Carr!
Hyderites (3 months ago)
Thank you !
S bhardwaj (3 months ago)
thanks prof carr.
Nagappa Karabasanavar (4 months ago)
The algorithm is an easy way to achieve. Thanks
Life Being Cool (4 months ago)
nice............... I have a question sir "can any body publish research paper without a guide?" "Or without enrolling inan institution?"
Linyuan Chen (4 months ago)
I am currently writing my research paper. This is extremely helpful. Thank you so much Prof. Carr!!!
Kenneth Hall (4 months ago)
Good advice. Regarding Prof. Carr's remarks about the introduction ("why was this study done?"): my first academic mentor called that the "So what?" factor.
Saeed Mohammadian (4 months ago)
thank you very much. Very helpful
saranya s (4 months ago)
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Loli Kim (4 months ago)
I have found your video very helpful, simple and to the point, easy to follow - which is what, as a PhD student, I need. Simple language, concise steps, perfect. Thank you Prof. Carr.
إبراهيم حسن (4 months ago)
المخاوف من البحث الأول وكيف نبدأ المسودة الأولى ولانضيع الوقت هو هدف المقطع
Edson Gonçalves Moreira (4 months ago)
Dear Dr. Carr. Thank you for your good advice on writing a paper. I '' show It to my students and collegues att my Institute.
Msa Ali (4 months ago)
Dont procrasinate Work from an outline Data in logical order Write experimental (not intro) Results / discussion Review stage Clean up Introduction (purpose, context) Referencing
Fail Farrahov (4 months ago)
Harvinder Singh Gill (4 months ago)
Thank you Sir.
Thomas J. Harris (4 months ago)
Nothing like writing a paper on a weekend.
GB NewsTV (4 months ago)
Very useful information Prof. Carr!
Mohammed Almosawi (5 months ago)
Very useful information. Thank you very much Prof. Pete Carr.
music44life (5 months ago)
This is GOLD! this is essential to know but was not taught in grad school!
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Geeta Rani (5 months ago)
Zhenyang Huang (5 months ago)
It really works! Thanks!
André Barbosa (5 months ago)
Wow! This video is very good, Prof. Carr. I want write my first paper and you help me. Thanks a lot!
Kasimir Krneta (5 months ago)
I did it this way: uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Gafos
Mustafa Fevzi KARAGÖZ (5 months ago)
I will certainly follow this algorithm. And right now I'm thinking to write a paper in weekend. :)
Mouli Thirumalasetty (5 months ago)
literally writing the paper with in a day
Yaying Zhang (5 months ago)
Really appreciate your words. I learned a lot.
Alex Lamakin (5 months ago)
How many units do I need for PhD?
Md Abdul Wazed (5 months ago)
Awesome. The greatest antibiotic I ever had. I just started writing first paper of my PhD. This video clarified my lot of confusions. Now I got a direction and am going to have a coffee, a big cappuccino. Then will seat tight. I will make it- well, I have to. Thanks a lot.
Stacy Maddocks (5 months ago)
So simple and so relatable.brilliant. thank you
Andy Peterson (5 months ago)
Very helpful, thanks
Kev Alan (5 months ago)
I like the reminder on the wall: "ONLY CHANGE ONE THING AT A TIME" -- is there a story behind that note?
Ahmed Aql (5 months ago)
Thank you so much, Prof.
E Rabie (5 months ago)
Thanks Prof. Carr. Here are the notes for this small talk : Preliminaries before you even start aka before the weekend:: *Review and renew your literature search. *Determine who your audience are: research/review, journal intended, The real primary reader is the reviewer, these are the gate keepers and it is very important that you adress their concerns *Big picture: INITIAL DRAFT is the creative part of the job resist the temptation to correct and edit as you go your job now is to do a complete first draft *Editing is the second step, it is the critial thinking analytical part of the job. fixing a sentence that turns out irrelevant is a waste of time. *The Algorithm: 1- Just get started donot procrastinate just get sth down on paper. 2- Create the outline Data Tables and figures arrange them in a logical sequence like for a talk that's the outline. work from outline if u stop u can easily pick up 3- Donot write the intro now::hardest part::waste of time 4- Start wz experimental section::easiest part:; you feel progress 5- write the results and discussion following the outline...now u are really getting started. Now u have the first draft Now the hard part Convert first part into clear concise coherent English and make sure that the science is correct Final part:: Clean up: Conclisions in a numbered format,each separated from one another ,so it's easy to see contribution of the work. Now we have to do the introduction: 1- why was the study done? what is its purpose? 2- Collect essential background information and put it in the intro. Give the readers sufficient background to understand what u did. Last: References (write as u go, donot collect the reference as u go, just put a hint). Extremely annoying to reviewrs and readers if ref are not done properly. Final words: -Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man and wriing an exact man. Sir Francis Bacon. -Writing is focused on critical skills and our scientific arguments are exact and logical. - Journal requirements, always read them. - Books for writing a paper: Elements of style A Gem paper: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ac2000169
E Rabie (5 months ago)
Sorry for the spelling mistakes :)
Sidhanth C Kanth (6 months ago)
what is the meaning of tutorial paper?
Sina Mohamadi (6 months ago)
Concise and Useful. thanks
Samuel Gessesse (6 months ago)
Thank you Awesome professor!!!!
Salih F. Canpolat (6 months ago)
Professor Carr, in contemporary writing there are software packages that allow writer to add citations on the go and fixes references as citations are added, removed, and/or edited.
Sergio Bacca (6 months ago)
You should be ashamed for publishing this kind of videos. For me it looks like you are encouraging people to adapt a paper to the data no matter what you get. I still think that in a real research you have a clear statement of problem and you try to probe or develop somenthing. You sometimes don't get what you want, but it doesn't mean your initial statement of problem should change for being able to write a paper. That is why I can find many irrelevant papers. I know that universities push us for publishing because they want to show results, and sadly number of papers is what they are looking for. One example of someone that has no a bunch of publications and changes the history: theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system
Suresh Shinde (1 month ago)
Most uncivil way of commenting! You should apologise for your very first sentence. Your remaining view point is ok. You must improve your ways of commenting and communicating. Sorry to have given you a sermon but felt very sorry for you remark.
Loosest Loser (6 months ago)
2 days left and im procrastinating on youtube, just as always im gonna write 60% of it on the last night... why am i so retarded?
Katey Stevenson (6 months ago)
Thanks this was so helpful!!👍
Prasanna kumar (6 months ago)
He is funny! 'semi-nasty' notes from editor :-)
Latif U. (6 months ago)
i lost all my time writing intro at first. now it hurts, thanks for the video Prot. Carr.
Annette Spears (6 months ago)
Thank you sir! I'm in my 50's back in college and it's been forever since I've written a paper. This video/review has been invaluable.
André AL (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot! My first paper was really easy made but now that I have to write a paper about my master dissertation I just feel stuck. Time to stop procrastinating.
Ferah Onat (6 months ago)
You have to be an expert English writer to write essays. Things should be simpler. But not. English is far away from being Lingua Franca in science. Many scientists can't achieve show their works because of these reviewers who are stick into big English grammar pit! Other languages are much more beautiful to write and speak but we as scientists have to be expert English writers to survive in this world.
Hasib Safi (6 months ago)
it addressed most of the questions regarding preparing an academic paper
ht gar (6 months ago)
Nice to see info like this on Youtube, didn't exist when I was in uni, although discussion in Chemistry tends to get embedded amongst results and hence, there was no mention strategy in handling discussion in this video. In physiology or psychology discussion is separate and (at least I found) took considerably more 'thinking' than the statistical analysis with its concomitant written expression.
Vinícius Caixeta (6 months ago)
Thanks. Im from Brazil and a psychologist,and your video helped with my strugle of weeks of procratination and feeling lost. Thanks.
Theelicitor (6 months ago)
Awesome nugget of wisdom. Thanks, Prof. I now realize why I struggle so brutally with writing. I'm hopeful that through consistent practice my predicament with writing will be transformed.
Sergio Navarro (6 months ago)
I'm procrastinating watching this video

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