Publication Date

11-2005

Abstract

[Excerpt] In starting to write this message, I was struck by the fact that one of the hardest things of writing an article is getting started. To capture a reader's interest, make a case for the value of an article, and still quickly get to the core of one's ideas can be difficult to accomplish. A common technique authors employ to get their articles started is to provide vague statements about how current practices are weak and how the present article will provide some valuable solution.

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