Condensing your idea into a few words has a way of giving you focus. So if you #TweetyourThesis on Twitter, with its limit of 140 characters (including spaces), should show you what you really are trying to write your thesis about. If it works for a thesis, why not any non-fiction you are working on? If you can't pin down your focus or if you have wandered away from it, get back on track by putting your idea into a Twitter post. Put your idea in a few words, get your focus back and then expand on it again. Develop your points with the focus on your end goal. You can even use your Twitter post as your conclusion to wrap it all up. Resources:
- UCLDIS Goes Viral - This is where #TweetyourThesis began. An idea to summarize your thesis in one sentence that would fit in a Twitter post.
- Wired Campus: You Can Summarize Your Thesis in a Tweet, but Should You?
Comment from: Emm [Visitor]
This is quite interesting! I have a non-fiction site I don’t spend nearly enough time on and I have often thought of using Twitter to build up to a post. Write a few points, then Tweet the finished article. It is an interesting idea.