1. Concise and Clear - Make sure that you are writing in a clear and concise manner. Avoid vague expressions such as they, we, people, etc.
2. Make Connections - Connect evidence, theories, and conclusions within your paper. Items should connect to show how they interplay to one another.
3. Plain Language - Write in a plain and straightforward manner to share your research and information. Avoid personal experiences and descriptive writing.
4. Evidence-Based Reasoning - Support your paper with scholarly sources and the evidence you can glean from them.
5. Thesis - Driven - Your paper should be driven by your thesis or research question. This forms the foundation for the rest of your paper.
The thesaurus provided in PsycINFO is a list of the preferred term that should be used to search a particular subject in the database. This is called a controlled vocabulary and will allow you to narrow your searches to more relevant articles.