Many writers will situate their particular methodology within a more general approach to research. Although this approach may have become apparent in the 'Introduction' section it can be restated to emphasise the reflexivity of the researcher. This explicit 'positioning' is particularly common in the social sciences, less so in more traditional science based research articles. Here is an example:
You’ve probably got twice as many ideas as you need at this point, so it’s time to be brutal. Cut out any supporting idea that doesn’t fit with the main topic of the article. Remember, we’re talking about how to write an article in 20 minutes, not an epic. You can always use the ideas you don’t need for later posts.
Whether you are submitting your article to Sportscience or to another journal, you should read my guidelines on scientific writing (). Here are the main points from that article:
The subheadings in this article (Background, Aim, etc.) should make it easier to write your article for Sportscience than for other journals. You will also be less likely to omit important data or important points for discussion. Please follow the instructions for each subheading. Omit or change the subheadings as necessary for a paper in another journal.
When we offer you to buy article critique from us, we don’t suggest that you should hand it in as your own writing – it would mean breaking academic rules, and our company doesn’t condone such behavior. Any paper we sell is intended for instructive purposes only, you are supposed to use it as a sample of a proper scholarly work you can use to learn how to organize your paper in APA or MLA format, what kind of information you should use, what kind of critique is acceptable and what is not. For example, if you are writing an article review on psychology you may find it useful to study a professional paper of this kind before setting about doing something on your own.
Wow very good tips from everyone that posted here about article writing this will really help me i am not much of a writer however need rticles out here to brand my business and expertise.
Hi, Justin. My experience leads me to disagree with you. I’ve served as an executive speechwriter for eight years and a journalist for seven years . With three to four speeches/articles all due by (the same) day’s end, I wrote as I thought. I happen to think in multiple streams of consciousness (is that just a nice way of admitting I must have ADD?). I rapidly switched among the projects as ideas occurred and bits of research surfaced. That’s how the writing got done.
I am fairly new to blogging and it seems to take me forever to write an article. I think the time also depends on how much research you have to do.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about how to write posts or articles quickly. They help a lot even though the goal of 20 minutes is a tough one to achieve.
I like this article and it’s good to get an insight into how other copywriters work. With regards to #7 I would struggle to jump from one article to another like that, I much prefer to concentrate on one at a time.
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Well Brian, I’ve never managed to write a complete article without spending of about 20 to 30 minutes of research unless I’m particularly obsessed with the topic.
I find I can write much more quickly when I’m writing an article on something I know about. If I have to research first it takes longer – I’m not referring to research time, just the time taken to reread research notes.
This is truly an insightful post. This post gave me the idea on how to over come writers block. Most of the time i wonder on how to get started on writing an article for my blogs. Usually i writes articles on a single sit. The tips provided above especially the incubation factor found to be an interesting one.
Nice outline of the process. I always wanted to know how to write a good enough content without spending to much time with it. My usual takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours including quick research which is quite a lot.