Work in progress

This post is about one of the key strategies I’ve put into practice this year: finding the best work space based on the task at hand. By limiting the work that I do to a specific place, I have purpose in each session and less multi-tasking distractions…

Write It Out!

Conference season is far from over, so Adjunct Associate Professor Adrian Martin is here to give you a few pointers when it comes to preparing for your first-ever presentation (but hey, it’s also a good refresher for those old pros!)…  

The Evolution of PhD Writing

Three years is a long time and many things change as we learn and grow along with our thesis. Ana describes how her academic writing changed since the first year of PhD…  It is November and social media, as well as my pending panel report, cause me to think about writing more than usual. About…

#DailyPhD: From Lab to Thesis Writing

In the final stages of their studies, many students replace lab or fieldwork sessions with intense thesis writing at their office desk, library or home. After two weeks of thesis writing, Megan from #DailyPhD shared her experience of this process… As week two of thesis writing begins I thought I’d open with an update of how…

Review – Graff & Birkenstein: They Say, I Say

Struggling to word your literature review paragraphs or just starting with academic writing? This handbook will come to rescue…. My reading is a mess. Sometimes I’ll get drawn into a book or an interesting article that I won’t put it down until the last sentence, making few or no notes. More often, I would read…

Your Thesis Introduction

November might be over, but we know your thesis is still there. Writing the introduction and conclusion sounds like a breeze after wrestling with all the other chapters, but these two might be tricky… Emma shares some fantastic advice on writing the Introduction Chapter.  To clarify this blog is about the introduction of the thesis,…