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Kip Williams Purdue How to Write Your 500 Word Thought Papers I realize that 500 words may seem unreasonably restricting to you, preventing you from adequately expressing your ideas. In scientific journals, psychology included, writing is necessarily concise. Specific page restrictions are enforced. Redundancy, flowery writing, and ambiguity are to be edited out. This is a difficult exercise. Your first draft for each paper will probably be 3-4 pages long. (if, on the other hand, you’re having a difficult time coming up with 500 words, then you may not be putting enough thought into your ‘thought’ papers). You will then go through a thorough editing stage. Ask yourself these questions: Is this sentence necessary? Is this word necessary? Can I combine these two sentences? Am I straying from my main thesis? 1. State your thesis early and explicitly. Underline it, so I know where it is (or put it in ALL CAPS). 2.
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