Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

PG Vlog #121 - Research Paper Writing Strategies

“Most papers simply lacked a soul—a compelling and well-articulated reason to exist. The world (including the world of education) faces an extraordinary number of problems, challenges, dilemmas, and even mysteries. Yet most papers failed to make a good case for why they were necessary. Many analyses were not well motivated or informed by existing theory, evidence, or debates. Many authors took for granted that readers would see the importance of their chosen topic, and failed to connect their work to related issues, ideas, or discussions. Over and over again, I kept asking myself (and reviewers also often asked): So what?”

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Created: 2018-02-15
Last modified: 2018-02-15