Anything in the form of an html document, or embedded in an html document? Anything that only exists as an html document? Is a podcast episode a website source? A YouTube video? And why only three website sources? What if I was writing an essay on, say, the impact of the web and social media on the livelihood of working artists? I might want to survey a range of artists and their web-based activities, and I would need to cite those activities. Why on earth should I be restricted to citing no more than three web-based sources?
That would be insane. No academic researcher follows rules like this. So, we should agree that these requirements, though well-intentioned, are a very poor guideline for learning or implementing good research and citation practices.
I pray that any instructor you have will recognize the problems with these rules and will approve any reasonable use of web-based references in your essay. It has no inline citations yet, and no reference list. One way is to just go through the essay and tag the places where you think a reference citation is needed. I did that on this version. You can do it anyway you want. Here in Scrivener I just highlighted the period at the end of a sentence and used the comment tool to add a comment with a note on what sources I think are relevant.
I have a separate module on the Academy site for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism. Here I can add a citation to a reference on student loan debt for art students that I remember encountering during my research. Then you can drop in the citations fairly easily just by looking up your reference list. In my list I have a lot of web-based references, including a lot of references to YouTube videos that show professional artists commenting on their art school experience and giving advice to aspiring artists.
This is a good example of why that restriction to no more than three web-based sources is ridiculous. Whether a source is an appropriate or inappropriate reference will depend on the subject matter and the context, and this is a good example of that. If the same author has multiple references, the earlier publications come first. In APA style you cite by giving the author and the date of publication in brackets. For multiple citations, like in this first paragraph, you order them alphabetically and separate them with a semi-colon.
These formatting details are documented in the style guide. This is part of what it means to be literate in the conventions of academic writing. Someone asked me the other day if I was sure that handing in this essay would get me an A for the essay assignment for this course. But I can say this much. You have to understand that the bar that is set by average student writing performance is really quite low. Welcome and Introduction. Where Do I Start? Why are Writing Skills Important?
The entry is still valid and frequently read in However, some other postings expand the topic a little — besides the ones mentioned above — the following two are probably helpful:. It came out and it has some good entries about Scrivener, working with Content Outlines, Writing a Book, and the like. All in an easy to read package and it can be downloaded for free donationware. Research Projects. I have just spent months test driving the best mac tools to help me organize my life as I head back to school as a middle aged adult.
Glassy eyed and frustrated I concluded that Scrivener and Notebook 3. Glad I found you…I will stay tuned in to your site for sure! Hi, Daniel, Enjoyed reading your thoughts about Scrivener. Thank you very much, Carlos. Thanks for the article. Thank you for the insight here, I appreciate it very much. I tried to find a good one about two years ago and gave up — Shareware on Windows looks like Shareware and it was not usable — and a far cry below everything Scrivener has to offer.
I have a story I started 26 years ago before having twins and hubby being diagnosed with life threatening heart condition, etc. I found the scraps, diagrams, research, tons of disjointed scenes, notes about characcters, religion, culture, planets, on and on in a musty old cardboard box this spring after we were hit by flood.
Scrivener sounds like exactly what I need. I just thought this would be a godsend for my attempt at finishing. I will start going through classifieds etc looking for a really really old mac HOW old of a mac can still support scrivener 2? I have just seen that there is a beta version of Scrivener for Windows to be released in However, I do not know whether the beta version works well and so I cannot recommend it.
I dont know where this rumor comes from. Yes you can. Try it out I just did. Make new scriv. Add some Text if you want. Click Compile. Look at the PDF. Romeo I am talking about the latest Version of Scrivener 2. Have a look at the graphic here:. I have an image in the Research Tree and could also drag it over the Draft Tree , but I cannot drag it into the Draft Tree below a document , e. What kind of template do you look for?
What about captions Figures, Tables in Scrivener? And how to make cross-references on figures and tables in your text? When writing I either copy the figure in Scrivener as placeholder or just write [Insert Figure X here].
For tables I either create it with Scrivener or do the same as with figures. The advantage is that you can first focus on the writing without wasting too much time on detailed layout. You can also play around with the figure separately. I am not sure how Scrivener handles it natively but I am curious and look into it in the next few days currently on a conference. After compiling: Picture 1: My first picture blabla…. Picture 2: My second picture blabla….
I think WordPress might have removed it and this way I can manually include it in the comment. I have been investigating software to help me format, manage and write my dissertation in APA format. I do not own a Mac, I downloaded the Windows beta.
I have played around with it for about 20 minutes. So far I love it. I am a very visual thinker and the thought of looking at blank pages in Word scares me. I was going to buy Dr Paper or StyleEASE, because they are specifically designed to help with formatting and managing references and citations. I am so glad I found this site and a way to use EndNote with Scrivener. Will Scrivener automatically generate a table of contents?
I am going to investigate Circus Ponies. Thanks so much for this information. Also have a look at the video tutorials of Scrivener , especially the one about Exporting eBooks. The way the later headers are designated with header formatting looks interesting. Personally, I export only the text and choose the headers myself manually , so I cannot say for sure. This may or may not be helpful but worth looking into perhaps?
I currently use this feature in my research to remind myself that I have already referred to an author in this context previously in a document or, that wha I am writing now requires me to update a different section etc … also, the latest Scrivener allows for a floaty window where you can jot notes about a section similar to the project metadata you refer to here which could be used to remind yourself of pictures that you are planning to use. I have played with Scrivener on and off for a few years but as I am in serious research mode, it is time to really put it through its paces — as always, your article is exactly what I needed to remind me of some of the features available that I have forgotten about.
Last thing — the Scrivener 30 day trial is really 30 days. I mean, it is really exceptionally well done, so he can be generous because the program speaks for itself in usage and convinces others to use it in the future. Hello Daniel, Thank you for your kind information in this website.
I know Scrivener and its beneficial usage in writing. Do you have any suggestion for me? As much as Microsoft makes my inside cringe, I would probably take a closer look at Microsoft OneNote. Farnaz Good news, Scrivener now has a windows version. It works exactly the same way the Mac version does. Of course, it has the same issues as far as references go… Anyone have any recent info on any references managers that play nicely with Scrivener? WOW — great article.
Thanks for going to so much depth to describe the program. You should probably be getting a cut from the guys that sell it! Scrivener takes a lot of unnecessary stuff off your mind so that you can concentrate on writing. I truly love that program. Nice article. Check out IndexCards for iPad. Synchs with Scriv. Can draft ideas and edit on the iPad. Make changes on iPad or Mac. Stay in synch.
Great Combo! I will probably try it out when it arrives in about a week PS: I have written an updated description of the text in the second version of Organizing Creativity, including on Content Outlines. Just one question… my thesis will be about 30, words, do you recommend using the standard blank template, which is so easy to use or should I be sussing out the non-fiction template??
Structure Outlines might be interesting. But depending on where you are with your thesis and it seems you are quite far it might be best to skip the content outline and focus on revising the draft. Thank you very much for these interesting insights into this program. I need to structure my thoughts, so I think this program might be just the right thing for me. I would like to ask the experts some questions:. I am going to write a dissertation on English poetry and I need to quote a lot sometimes longer extracts from poems.
These extracts have to be indented and need to have a smaller font size: is it easy to adjust these settings while writing? Is it possible to create templates? I ask this because when a quotation takes the space of more than 3 lines it needs a different formatting. Word it gives me the option to adjust these settings with one click on some template icon in the toolbar I set up before. Is something similar possible in scrivener, e. Is the footnote dialogue easy and comprehensible by easy I mean pressing some shortcut and it automatically creates a footnote in a different font size.
What about reference programs? Which one is possibly the best to use with scrivener? Some say bookends, some say endnote? I would really appreciate some help! Since my internet connection is slow, I cannt download the trial right now, but in a few days. Thanks everyone! You can also determine how it looks when you compile it. Scrivener does not support styles that can be adjusted during writing as in Word. In order to prevent the compiler from outputting the quotations in the standard way the preset should preserve the formatting, meaning that the preset should have the format required for the final version which is not always the format you want on the screen or in printed draft versions.
You cannot define keyboard shortcuts or toolbar menus in Scrivener, but there are keyboard shortcuts to copy a style and paste it, which provides a work around if block quotes are the only different formats you use. This is one of the few things of Scrivener I am not enthusiast about, especially because I can think of elegant ways to do so e. Scrivener for drafting you can put all in making the perfect diss, references, tables, pictures, even latex equations with LaTeXIT. Bookends is for referencing and citing and it is probably the best tool for that on the Mac.
When finished compile your dissertation and open the RTF in Mellel. When you have predefined some styles you can easily give the final polish to your dissertation AND let Mellel and Bookend generate the cites and the bibliography with one click. The best money I ever spent for dissertation writing. Very organized and a pleasure to use. Index cards for Synopsis Granted, I did not use this feature much — yet.
Easy Version Control Snapshots You are going to do a major revision of the paragraph you are working on or just delete that special sentence that might be useful once again. Much, much better than the version control of any other writing program — Scrivener lets you quickly create backups of your texts. Great for rewriting — you can always seen and compare what you had written here previously. Split View Yes, Word can compare different parts of the same file.
Much better than the split view in word. Status Information and Outline View It feels good to finish a part of a longer text and leave it behind. Very powerful. Statistics Just where are you with your document? The text statistics are actually very useful. Security Auto-Save … every two! Backup Project to I strongly recommend using incremental saves with Word. If your writing is gone, it will never come back.
Focus on the writing, not formatting or anything else Text not Pages is the central unit Word does use the page as central metaphor. Full Screen Writing It is hard to fully focus on the words you want to write. The fullscreen writing mode … great if you want to concentrate on the text. Note that you have to disable typewriter scrolling the current line of the text jumping to the vertical middle here separately from the normal view.
Compile draft When it is time to create the document, Scrivener lets you export the text easily as. It is fast! It is cheap! And much, much more This is only a small overview of the functions of Scrivener that are useful for thesis writing. There are, of course, some things that are lacking, especially for scientific writing: No integration with Reference Management Software There is no integration with reference management software e.
Note: Anders Gerdmar send me a workable way to use Endnote with Scrivener — citing his eMail: Go from Scriv to Endnote using the keyboard short-cut shift-cmd-Y in preferences you choose to which reference software that you are connecting to Mark the work you want to include and copy Back in Scriv, paste where you want the bibliographic info.
It then places an Endnote tag there, e. When ready with your diss in Scriv, the tags are of course included in the rtf and if yu open it in Word, you can use its dynamic feature to format the foot- or endnotes and get a perfect bibliography according to the style you have chosen, e. Paul Althaus, Better than Word or any Microsoft program This is also the reason why I prefer Scrivener to Word and other text processing softwares.
Summary I had rarely so much fun writing than while using Scrivener. Update The entry is still valid and frequently read in Previous Roleplay yourself with Skill Levels. Daniel, Thanks for the article. Hoi, have a look at the Link page on literatureandlatte — there are some links to Writing Software for Windows. Best regards Daniel. Best regards and happy writing Daniel. Have a look at the graphic here: I have an image in the Research Tree and could also drag it over the Draft Tree , but I cannot drag it into the Draft Tree below a document , e.
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