Title: Statement of your core result or finding.

Try to make your title an assertive statement, such as:

and not

Rule of thumb: if your title would look weird with a period at the end, it is probably a poor title.

Don’t do this.


Try to tell a story here, no matter what your field. You are writing for human beings, not computers. What’s the area, what’s the problem you are trying to understand. How? What have you found?

(You are summarizing your core results, not cramming them into this tiny space).

target: 84-151 words
current: 43
Press w to get the word count.

Op-Ed Draft
Still need title

Intro - Assertive Statement 2

Intro - Assertive Statement 3

Include hook! statistic or something?

Method B

More details on the method, experiment design, etc.

Method B…

Method C

More details on the method, experiment design, etc.

If you need a checklist to make sure you address all points, go ahead:

Method C


What happened (objectively)?

Do not interpret, simply state the facts.

Let’s be honest: the first thing most of us do when skimming a paper is look at the figures. If your key results can be presented in figures, then start with that, and structure your paper around that.

Remember these are cards so you can rearrange your results at will.
Any subcards will follow.

Other results


Results are objective, but science isn’t about listing data, it’s about extracting meaning from what we observe.

What do your results tell you about the core problem you were investigating?


Bring it back to the big picture. How do your results fit into the current body of knowledge?

Most importantly, how can these results help you ask better questions?

In an article published by The New York Times, titled “Should Voting Age Be Lowered?”, two researchers debated this topic. Laurence Steinberg, a Professor of Psychology at Temple University, argued in favor of this notion. A researcher of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, David Davenport, opposed this question. The United States voting age has long been debated. Recent events such as the 2018 Parkland, Florida Shooting and 2017 Las Vegas Massacre has made this debate a hot button issue. Some individuals believe teenagers (aged sixteen to seventeen) should be included in the civic duty of voting. Whilst, the majority of American voters are opposed to it. After researching the topic at hand, it seems obvious that lowering the voting age would be detrimental to our government. This writing will explain three main reasons teenagers are not prepared for the ultimate civic responsibility that voting is.


Final text for conclusion goes here

in as many

cards as you like.


We don’t have bibliography support yet, but we do have “named links” so you can refer to specific links by name rather than retyping it each time.

“Black holes are cool.” [1], and DNA is cool too [2]. But black holes are still cool, though not “absolute zero” cool [1].


Or you can simply list your references here:

  1. some ref
  2. some other ref. Numbering fixes itself automatically.
  3. A third ref.


Some reference by J. Doe

Notes on this reference.

Some other reference

How to use this template

The idea here is to start at the far left, and clarify what the core of what you want to say is first, and then expand on it by moving to the right, one column at a time.

After a couple of “passes” of expanding, you will end up with your complete, and well structured paper on column 5, which you can export separately.

Here’s a (somewhat dated) video which might help.