We teach our students a METHOD of research writing: a systematic way to go from ideas, models, data, and findings to a polished piece of writing.  

 

It is called the RAP method.©  

Here is what students have said about it:

Faculty say:

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"We love your work with our students and they rave about how you change not just their writing but their approach to research overall."
 
 

Graduates have gone on to receive offers from economics departments, including MIT, Harvard and Berkeley; business schools, including Stanford GSBChicago Booth and Wharton; policy institutions, including the US Fed, IMF, and World Bank; and many other cool places.

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why should you take such a course?

 

In research, time is of the essence.  We train you to work efficiently.

 

Our research writing courses teach you to

 

•Craft the most compelling argument for your research, quickly. For instance, you can phrase your research question in many different ways. But how do you figure out which way is best? Then, how you do position your findings in the literature?  These are strategic questions that we will teach you to think through, methodically.

 

Develop convincing answers to make-or-break questions.  If someone asks you, "Why did you assume this instead of that?" you can answer in many different ways.  But some answers are going to make a bigger impact than others, and the difference can come down to how you craft content into a message.  We will help you craft more logical and therefore more memorable answers for your audience.

 

Make high-impact revisions to your job market paper.  A lot of papers waste prime space!  For example, the first few paragraphs of the Introduction or key sections tend to be written like extremely dull murder mysteries: all readers can see are a bunch of trivial details that may or may not be leading up to something bigger; many many paragraphs later, they finally learn what the conclusion is.  The problem is that by then, all but the most conscientious readers have lost interest. There are much better ways to structure your Introduction, abstract, and key sections.  We will teach you how to make those foot-in-the-door revisions.

 

 

 

“I feel, dare I say, excited about the market.”