Form Modification: Josh Flink

A form that I would like to modify are research articles, particularly Psychology research articles. While I understand that every Psychology research paper needs to fit the same model (abstract, intro, method…), I think the ways in which researchers begin and end their articles is full of wasted potential. The introductions and conclusions are often connected to the real world and giving this issue some significance, but they are bogged down in boring, clunky language. Instead, I propose that in the conclusion or introduction, the researcher adds some ethos and talk about why this topic is important to them, why they are taking the time to write this paper, and what personal significance this article holds. Make the beginning and the end of the articles fun, readable, interesting, and personal. By doing so, the reader will be able to take the research-y part of the article and be able to find more meaning in it.

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