Have you ever had an idea you just couldn’t put down? As you navigate your high school curriculum, you must find yourself drawn to the “what ifs” and “how comes” of the topics that interest you in your favorite classes. You may end up on an independent quest to answer a burning research question, embark on a Google search to explore hidden stories, or gather as many fun facts as your brain can hold. What should you do with all this great information? The answer is simple: you write a research paper.
J&B’s Orange Program helps students identify meaningful and relevant research topics that satisfy their intellectual curiosity. By working one-on-one with students, the J&B team helps students locate competitive journals that are looking for research just like theirs—publications that are an ideal fit for their academic interests. Whether students are budding historians, sociologists, or biologists, J&B has experience helping students get their work published in the notable Concord Review, ISSCY, the Columbia Junior Science Journal, and the Journal of Student Research, International Journal of High School Research, among others—we support learning for the sake of learning! While you may have the big picture of what you want to write about already figured out, J&B is here to help you narrow down your focus and produce a unique research paper that represents you and your contributions to the world of academic research.
At J&B, we know that undergoing on a lengthy research project can be daunting. Our team of diligent consultants is here to walk you through your research, step-by-step, from gathering scholarly sources to outlining, breaking down the draft into key sections, and editing and polishing. By working with J&B, you are signing up for a team to back you every step the writing process.
Ideal for clients who value the importance of learning in itself and independent learning ("Client-led") in essay writing
✔ Ideation & Brainstorming
✔ Topic Confirmation ✔ Lecture ✔ Seminar/Debate ✔ Philosophical Logic ✔ Outline ✔ First Draft ✔ Editing & Feedback #1 ✔ Second Draft ✔ Editing & Feedback #2 ✔ Final Draft ✔ Final Editing & Polishing ✔ Evaluation
Ideal for clients who value efficiency and supervised learning ("J&B-led") in essay writing
✔ Ideation & Brainstorming
✔ Topic Confirmation X Lecture X Seminar/Debate X Philosophical Logic
✔ First Draft
✔ Editing & Feedback #1 X Second Draft
X Editing & Feedback #2 ✔ Final Draft
✔ Final Editing & Polishing
Live Sessions and Recordings
+Concord Review is only offered as a six month program with Option J.
We want to ensure that our clients are fully informed of all the details associated with consulting steps. During the orientation, we will go over each consulting step in detail, address any questions/concerns, introduce our project platform (on which clients should upload comments, questions, drafts and other documents) and how to utilize it. Prior to moving on to the next step, any of the client's questions and/or concerns will be clearly addressed. Ideation & Brainstorming One does not need to emphasize how important it is to have good ideas in essay writing. We (“J&B”) certainly know what they are. Good ideas are the ones uniquely generated and selected by the writer, and they directly contribute to producing a final draft both logical and creative. In this step, J&B methodologically help clients come up with not just so-so but superb ideas for their competition essays.
Topic Confirmation By the end of Ideation & Brainstorming session, clients should expect to have working but less concrete ideas for their potential essay topic(s). That is absolutely fine. In this step, J&B helps polish the rough, incomplete ideas. How so? Well, by providing clients with top three topics of their interest and passion. This is feasible, for we are relying on the client's ideas and thoughts gathered in Ideation & Brainstorming session. We make sure we fully utilize the client's ideas and thoughts in order to transform them into a list of competitive topics that fully reflects the client's interest and passion.
Lecture Once the topic is selected and finalized, we are ready for the lecture. In this step, our consulting team prepares and provides clients with a detailed, PowerPoint-based lecture on the selected topic. The clients are additionally provided with ten scholarly journals to review and prepare to actively engage in discussions for Step 4, which is a seminar session.
Seminar/Debate Prior to this step, we expect clients to thoroughly re-review the lecture slides as well as scholarly journals provided with. In this step, we engage in active discussions with clients on three to five journals of our choice. Clients should expect to, for example, restate the writer’s thesis in their own words, formulate counterarguments that would potentially invalidate the writer’s claim(s) and others. By the end of Seminar/Debate session, clients should be ready to begin working on an outline.
Philosophical Logic In this step, clients will be provided with a lecture on essential philosophical logic, leading to produce an essay that is clear, concise and convincing. Without logic, it is near impossible to establish the aforementioned attributes. Clients are expected to learn, discuss and apply some of the essential philosophical logic into their drafts. We need logic to make sure a final essay makes sense.
Outline In this step, clients will be provided with J&B outline template, model outline and reading sources. It is vital to fully understand the underlying structure and logic in the outline template. A pursuit of essay writing is both creative and logical. Merely having creative ideas is not enough; having a solid, logical structure with compelling evidence to adequately embrace those ideas is equally important to produce a unique, superior final draft. We need both art and science to create a masterpiece.
First Draft Once clients fully review and understand the outline template, model outline and reading materials provided in the previous session, they are now ready to work on a first draft. A significant number of our clients have greatly benefited from the resources, especially the model outline. The outline – typically 7-12 page-long – is detailed and clear enough for the clients to fully understand the content (e.g. thesis, claims, etc.) as well as underlying logical structure. Don’t worry if the first draft seems rough and incomplete! It is supposed to be, indeed, rough and incomplete at this stage.
Editing & Feedback #1 In this step, it is J&B’s full responsibility to make thorough, detailed edits as well as provide meaningful feedback to the first draft produced by clients in First Draft step. We utilize comments when giving feedback; moreover, we ensure to correct inconsistencies, logical fallacies, awkward, ungrammatical sentences, and others. Our edits and feedback are detailed, clear and meaningful.
Second Draft After thoroughly reviewing the edits and feedback provided in Editing & Feedback #1 step, clients are now ready to revise the first draft, which ultimately becomes a second draft. We expect they carefully review and consider our feedback left in comments accordingly. In case clarification or/and elaboration required, we can be readily reached on a clients’ project platform.
Editing & Feedback #2 In this step, we conduct a thorough review on your second draft, ensuring logic, flow, arguments, analysis, evidence and grammar are flawless. In areas where we think could further improve, sample sentences will be provided for clients to better understand what they need to do in the next step. At J&B, we are not passively telling clients what to correct; we are actively showing them what and how to correct. We are not the ones who simply comment or/and suggest, we are problem solvers, the ones that actually solve the client's problems in essay writing.
Final Draft This is the last opportunity for the client to make any revision if needed. Based on the comments and edits provided in the previous step, our consulting team expects the client to re-review a second draft along with, of course, our edits and incorporate changes as needed. In case there is need to add additional references, the client can certainly do so. Moreover, if there is any request or suggestion for our team, this is the perfect opportunity to let us know.
Final Editing & Polishing In this step, we ensure to review and correct, if needed, all errors, both big and small. Moreover, we polish any word, sentence or paragraph that requires further improvement. J&B believes, based on experience, that an infinite number of revisions do not necessarily lead to a more quality draft; rather, it often results in, oy vey, a worse quality draft. Our edits, feedback and polishing are quality-oriented not quantity-oriented.
Evaluation Upon satisfactorily producing a final draft, our next and final step of consulting is so-called evaluation. We thoroughly evaluate clients’ writing skills based on session participation (e.g. ideation & brainstorming, seminar, etc), first and second drafts. It is our aim that clients meaningfully utilize the evaluation along with other academic resources and experience gained from consulting when working on other essays in future. We truly hope the experience with us will help them become more independent, competent essay writers.
[Case #1] Concord Review - Published "Capturing Key Details for the Concord Review"