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Freshly Pressed: and welcome!

Freshly pressedIt’s very exciting to have so many new readers after being featured on Freshly Pressed. If you are new here, welcome! And if you have been around for a while, you can feel smug that you were here before it was cool… 🙂

This blog is mostly aimed at people working towards doctoral theses, but anyone studying or writing or researching will probably find something for them.

If you’re just getting started, I recommend:

What is this Voodoo? In which the mission to give you the inside scoop is revealed.

The Perfect Sentence and How to Avoid it
In which I introduce the magical Writing Cycle.

Why Procrastination is the Least of your Problems
In which I describe the wondrous rule of 80% excellence.

Not Defending Twitter & the Academic Purity Cult
In which I defend hottie memes against the life of the mind.

and

Live blogging the article–The Holiday Edition
In which my attempt to learn in public involves failing in public.

One of the best things about this blog is the incredibly thoughtful comments that readers contribute. So do feel free to share your insights, experiences and questions!

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