Teaching visual maps of research manuscripts

Visually mapping helps us bring order from chaos–especially when we draft a research article. Teaching visual maps of research manuscripts came to me out of desperation one day. . . “How will I ever get my ideas into an article?” When a bewildered undergraduate first posed this question, I realized just how complicated the path… Read More »

“Wow! I never knew the back story of research articles.”

As experienced researchers, we take for granted the format of journal articles.  Our brains anticipate exactly what’s ahead.  Introduction, aims, lit review, methods. . . no surprises. Yet, new researchers experience an article quite differently.  Several years ago, a conversation among first-year students revealed their frustration. One student confessed, “I just looked for stuff I… Read More »