The Four Corners of Research Writing
Ground your reading, planning, drafting, and revising in the "four corners" of a paper's stakes, research gap, thesis, and evidence. Detailed, illustrative chapters explain the corners as they play out in academic research articles, and include suggestions for taking the four corners of your project to the next level.
The Four Corners of Research Writing guide features:
- 70 pages of content
- Examples from 60 different published papers
- Over 100 insights
- Easy-to-read design
- PDF download for easy portability between all your devices
The Four Corners of Research Writing can benefit you a number of ways:
- Learn a conceptual model for scholarly research writing
- Always have a sense of "where" you are when reading an article
- Use repetition to your benefit in scholarly writing
- Understand the "parts" that you need to create a compelling research article
- Know when to step away from your data (evidence) to focus on the framing (research gap), importance (research gap/stakes), and main claim (thesis)
- See detailed examples from published scholarship
- Gain a broader perspective on academic writing through comparisons across disciplines
- Identify concrete linguistic patterns for drafting challenging passages
- Develop concepts for each corner that help you revise and edit
- Develop confidence in your writing
- Grammar, formatting, and other mechanics aren't a primary concern within the four corners framework
- Pair the guide with ongoing coaching to apply the insights more deeply
Recent feedback from people who I've worked with using the "four corners" framework:
- Doing it all: "I've learned how to formulate interesting and reasonable research questions, elaborate upon the stakes of my research and the research gap that inspired it, develop a rigorous methodology, collect strong evidence, analyze my evidence, and create a compelling thesis."
- Building courage: "Academic writing initially seemed like a concept far out of my reach but I now feel confident that it is well within my reach."
- Revising well: "I learned where my strengths and weaknesses were in each of the four corners of research writing and learned how to draw out and improve each part to the best of my abilities."
- Audience-centered: "I am now more able to read scholarly research and can conduct research that is interesting, insightful, relevant, and well–structured."
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