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.
I hear a lot of conflicting advice on how to write sentences, and I bet you do too. Should you write short sentences, because they are easier to read? Should you write longer sentences because they sound more academic? Should you write a careful mix of sentences, because that creates good flow?