Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The labor of writing

The worst is when you're writing and you are trying to find studies to cite.

You write a paragraph, then remember that you have a study showing that exact result, and then you forgot where you read it? Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I keep on spending all this time trying to figure out where it was I read what I am trying to write about. For example, I found that there was no real difference between hydrated and dehydrated frogs in the amount of time they take to find a water source, and in fact some frogs die from dehydration just a few cm away from a water source. I read that today in an article and I have spent the last 3 hours trying to find the article I read that in! There must be a better way of keeping track of these!

2 Comments:

At 6:04 PM , Blogger Lakers News said...

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At 10:23 PM , Blogger Rhyax said...

Fuck the Utah Jazz! Anyway... Maybe you can write notes on each paper you read--just a few lines--and then put these notes in a file on your computer. Then, you can use Google Desktop search to find the information by typing in a few keywords. I don't know.

 

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