Our introductory textbook presents a  method for building a research paper in three structural layers. First, position the paper in the literature and articulate an argument about what it contributes. Next, build an outline to support the argument. Finally, draft paragraphs that allow others to learn as they read. 

This three-layer approach yields first drafts with good structural fundamentals: a logical argument, a well-organized set of sections, and paragraphs that get their point across, even to skimming readers.  


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Honored to be recommended reading here and also to be on the textbook shelf at The Coop at MIT.




in which we teach THE METHOD