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Vintage WD: When Research Is a Monster

In this article from our June 1974 issue, author James B. Sweeney describes his method for researching a monster of a project—his book on sea animals both real and imaginary. While some of his methods may seem antiquated, giving some of t...

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Marketing Paper Topic

The major purpose of marketing is to manage development, communication, and provision of offerings that have value for partners, customers, and community. By keeping this in mind, it can be assumed that marketing is quite a vast area. To wr...

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Depths of Research

When it comes to the levels of research a science fiction author, aspiring or established, how far down the rabbit hole do you all go? I ask this question because I kept digging farther down then I ever really imagined, and found myself on ...

Taking Notes: Paper vs. Laptops vs. Apps

Show of hands, how many of you use laptops to take notes in class? Do you need to take notes on your laptop or can you use a pen and paper? Maybe you use a voice-recording app that’s been pre-approved by your teacher/professor or you shar...

A Handbook for Dogged Research

I found a great new book on the writing craft at Barnes & Noble in Redding. It’s called Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, and it’s by Robert A. Caro. Caro is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for biographies. The first Pul...

This is NOT Research Advice

Kerri Maher, author of WD Books’ This is Not a Writing Manual and the new historical novel The Kennedy Debutante, offers research advice—or rather, NOT research advice—explaining how diaries, letters and books she read made their w...

Scrible Helps Students Organize and Use Research

Scrible is a service that helps students organize their online and offline research findings. That is done through the Scrible’s website and Chrome extension. Scrible’s Google Docs add-on helps students use their research in the...

Dimensions – An Academic Research Engine

When it comes to searching for research studies and other academic articles many people turn to Google Scholar. But as your friendly librarian will tell you, there are still other databases that you should try. Dimensions is one such exampl...

Use TimelineJS for Writing and Research

This is a guest post from Beth Holland, Doctoral Candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Education Last week, I found myself a bit flummoxed with my dissertation and needed a different way to look at the literature supporting my argument....

2017 Education Research Highlights

Every year, we hope, researchers gain new insights into what works in the classroom—and what doesn’t. In 2017, a group of scientists made the case for why social and emotional learning is essential in schools. We learned that negative s...

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