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Turn your notes into writing using the Cornell method

One of my favourite bloggers is Inger Mewburn, The Thesis Whisperer.  We had coffee one afternoon last year, and I was totally hyper (like Tigger hyper) about this wonderful new technique I was using–the Cornell Method. So I wrote a blog post about it and it was pretty popular: it got nearly 2000 clicks in an hour at one stage.  So I’m just putting a link to it here… but you should totally go and read everything on Inger’s site, and buy her book too.

Turn your notes into writing using the Cornell method.

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Succeeding in a Research Higher Degree

Doing a Research Higher Degree (like a PhD) is hard, but lots of people have succeeded and you can too. It’s easier if you understand how it works, this blog gives you the insider view.

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