Research Paper Basics

Interacting with your Audience

Focus on content, not on the writer

Do not focus on the reader either

In drama, we would call this a “fourth-wall break,” and most readers of academic papers find it very annoying.

But you do have to understand the audience

Interacting with your Content

Know your place as author

Know how scholarship works

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