March 31, 2018 /
Aiden Turner
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Instead of starting with some general statement that you then specialize and give examples well just like with a talk start with an example so that you get the kind of intuitive idea of what’s going on and then you could say here’s one example here’s another example and now I’ve managed to extract a general case so even if somebody only gets to the examples and does not even understand the notation in which you’ve written the general case they’ve still got some intuitive feel about the problem you’re trying to solve and how you’re chopping it alright for examples examples examples at examples first same thing in the papers for a talk so here’s a here’s an example of me doing this in my paper this was some another paper about some while ago this is section 2 at which I’m doing the setup of explaining the problem and again four lines into the setup right I’m off with an example that I then use as an illustration for the whole of that background section to say what problem is that I’m trying to solve and why it’s an interesting one yes.Learn more about doing and checking your paper atÂ Edusson.

We talked about recapitulation the journey good right aim is to go and last point okay this is about your readership now of course we’ve been concentrating on you as an author but trying to think about the audience and but it’s good to one kind of use your audience particularly to get help with guinea pigs so a guinea pig is a person who reads your paper and gives you feedback like now of course the ideal guinea pig is already an expert in your field and has been following your work and is really keen to read your next paper these these are hard to find but you have quite a lot of friends probably you know just colleagues other research students in your department other colleagues that you work with in some form or some way or another and so you can ask them to just read your paper and say what they thought of it now so two things about that one is it’s like performing an experiment on a you know in a lab on a guinea pig.

You know you have a guinea pig you would sort of inject the drug and you see if the guinea pig sort of falls over dead or whether it sort of leaps about right but if you have and then you go to refine the drug based on you’re going to rewrite the paper in the light of that feedback if you use all your guinea pigs on day one you don’t get them all they all fall over dead right then you’ll know how many left but when you’ve done the new version now you might think well I could just ask my friend to read it again but nobody can read your paper for the first time twice stands the reason right and that first time is really important so by the time they read it another time they read it completely differently when you’re reading a you know a new draft of the same paper you sort of skip and you you say I think I’ve read that before.