karlydoodlesenough:

the prosecution rests

karlydoodlesenough:

the prosecution rests

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Research and Fact-checking

elumish:

What should you do one (or both) of these things for?

Short answer: everything.

Long answer: For research, a good rule of thumb is anything that you would have to cite in an academic paper, you should research. That means that anything that isn’t common knowledge, you should research (as well as anything you don’t know that would be considered common knowledge). So (if you’re American) you shouldn’t need to research to find out who the first president was. You would need to research to find out all of his foreign policy decisions that me made during his administration.

Science is something that’s really important to research. Especially if you’re writing sci-fi/fantasy, people will notice if you get things like biology wrong. Same with guns and horses. Along with that, terminology is something you should research. If you’re writing about a software engineer, make sure you research the words that software engineers use (ie. compiler, algorithm, etc.). The thing with terminology, especially of specific professions/sports, is that anyone who is involved in it will know if you’re using the terms wrong.

Depending on how much time you’re going to spend on something (and how much background information you have), you should do quite a bit of research. Watch videos. See if you can find educational information. Read popular sources.

Fact checking is more for things that are relatively minor in your story, where changing details won’t change the story. This can be things like how many chromosomes humans have (ignoring genetic mutations), the name of a part of a gun, or the name of the most populace city in the world.

For example, say you have a non-Chinese character who spent some time in China. You want them to have lived in a southern province. You would research things like different cultural things in China, transportation in China, and career opportunities for foreigners in China. You would fact check things like the name of southern provinces in China (unless the specific province matters to your plot).

When you should you do research and fact-checking?

Research should be done before and during the story writing process. If you plan out the entire plot beforehand, you should probably do a lot of your research beforehand and then record it somewhere. This is also true (regardless of how you write) if your premise depends on something you need to research. For instance, if your premise is based on some biological/genetic concepts, make sure you research them beforehand. If your premise is “two kids go to high school and fall in love,” you don’t need to do as much research beforehand.

If you don’t plan out the entire plot beforehand, research as you go. You may want to research different choices if you’re stuck so you can figure out how to go.

Either way of planning, you’re probably going to have to research during your writing. Even little details may need to be researched (how guns work, the different type of microphones used by military people, how genetic mutations happen, etc.), and you may not know them beforehand. If you have done research beforehand, don’t let that stop you from doing more, and don’t feel the need to dump all of your research into your story. Even if you need to know exactly how sniper rifles are fired, your readers don’t. They just want to see the fruits of your research.

Fact-checking can virtually always be done after you write your rough draft. Especially if you have trouble getting into writing, don’t get bogged down by details. Don’t spend all of your time looking up exactly what the northern-most city in Vietnam that you mention once is when you should be writing your story: pick a city in Vietnam that is close, figure out some way to mark it as something to be checked later, and move on. 

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newwavefeminism:

sourcedumal:

roguesareth:

ouijubell:

littlecofiegirl:

thepageofhopes:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

fact checked and…apparently this is completely correct.

Imagine we ban this sport worldwide and spend the money on something else.

This is absolutely true. They pay coaches outrageous funds out of the yearly budgets and give little thought to research and schoalrship


That is ridiculous, can someone post a link to a creditable source please?

Dude the source is in the picture itself…

But football players can’t afford meals, yet compensating then ruins “the spirit of the sport”

newwavefeminism:

sourcedumal:

roguesareth:

ouijubell:

littlecofiegirl:

thepageofhopes:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

fact checked and…apparently this is completely correct.

Imagine we ban this sport worldwide and spend the money on something else.

This is absolutely true. They pay coaches outrageous funds out of the yearly budgets and give little thought to research and schoalrship

That is ridiculous, can someone post a link to a creditable source please?

Dude the source is in the picture itself…

But football players can’t afford meals, yet compensating then ruins “the spirit of the sport”

conspicuouslad:

I read every one of these to my wife until she screamed at me to shut up.

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bitingnoiz:

imagine-your-oc:

sortabentglasses:

tauntaunrider:

caesaretluna:

                     Write Real People
                    click and drag game

  • ONE RULE: DON’T CLICK AND DRAG UNTIL YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE!
  • if you want me to add anything just write me. i’ll add that and update the post!

I love all the click and drag games on Tumblr and after I read an article about diversity in YA books, I wanted to make a click and drag “game” myself. (i think this was the article, but i’m not sure, sorry)

sortabentglasses this is really freakin cool

this is so cool!

:O

Okay this is really awesome.

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s0uthernbabe:

Man forgets he is married after surgery (x)

OMG

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solos1s:

塩ダレ飴沢
bitingnoiz:

allthefandomsunite:

storming-s:

amadrei:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.tell me again why feminism isn’t important.

I am personally offended to the highest degree

the fact that there even needs to be two columns is an insult

Should note that this doesn’t even look at race.

bitingnoiz:

allthefandomsunite:

storming-s:

amadrei:

marimboo:

alacritousheart:

This is in my Economics textbook

This is fucked up

if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.

a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).

a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.

a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.

tell me again why feminism isn’t important.

I am personally offended to the highest degree

the fact that there even needs to be two columns is an insult

Should note that this doesn’t even look at race.

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minimalmovieposters:

The Lion King by sindorman

minimalmovieposters:

The Lion King by sindorman

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Dragons

smolderingtroyler:

heartyglobe:

nobody says it but we all know what this is about

This picture is weirdly genius

smolderingtroyler:

heartyglobe:

nobody says it but we all know what this is about

This picture is weirdly genius

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