Episode 228: Research Like A Nerd

Episode 228: Research Like A Nerd

In shock news, Joe is reading a different book this week! Vicky has a fight with her TinySheep and loses. And the ring light makes another (possibly ill-advised) appearance. This week, your intrepid hosts get their nerd on and talk about how to research efficiently, effectively, and without disappearing down an internet wormhole of fascinating but ultimately useless information. Tune in to find out how to cut your research (and writing) time dramatically without doing a half-arsed job of it.

Key Points

[4:05] Vicky and Joe have a bad sheep. 

[7:20] How do you avoid going down a research blackhole? 

[7:55] Get your big idea down on paper first. 

[9:55] Make a note to yourself on things you need to research further. 

[11:25] Use your books before you use Google.

[14:15] Joe offers Google tips and tricks to help you find what you want! 

[17:45] Use your browser in offline mode! 

[18:15] Give yourself a time limit for your research. 

[21:05] Please leave a review – Vicky and Joe would love to read it out loud on the show! 

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Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler

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