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MVM learning blog recommends…

MVM learning: Research and writing skills for veterinary master’s students is a blog run by Liz Norman, Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme at Massey University in New Zealand. She collects a lot of useful resources in the blog, both for vets and for any postgrad.

Liz recommends the Research Degree Voodoo blog post about ‘Effective Signposting’ (the one with the taxis, for old fans!).

Later, once you have this restructuring done, you need to revise again to produce a draft that another person can follow. Part of this process involves effective signposting. In her blogpost Katherine Firth provides the best explanation of this that I have come across with some really helpful examples. A really worthwhile read.

Effective Signposting, Katherine Firth, Research Degree Voodoo

Liz also recommends The Perfect Sentence Vortex.

Sometimes it seems hard to write much. If this happens to you, it might be because you are stuck in the perfect sentence trap. Katherine Firth from Research Degree Voodoo discusses the perfect sentence trap and how to get out of it.

I love the pictures she selects to put with her posts. This one, for the Perfect Sentence Vortex is golden…

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