This post is about the ‘Handbibliothek’ (German: hand library), that part of the library where frequently-used books are shelved easily ‘to hand’. At your writing desk, you will need to build a personal Handbibliothek that will be exactly calibrated to your individual research project.
So Inger, Shaun and I have just finished another book. This one is called Level Up your Essays for undergraduate writers, and is off to NewSouth publishers.
I cannot believe, after all my to-do list and planning your time blog posts, I’ve never actually talked about how to break down a big project, set goals and then plan to meet them: an essential aspect of doing a PhD thesis… Partly because when we teach this in a workshop we know there is so much diversity in the ways that different people achieve the same outcome
Inger just wrote a really good post over on the Thesis Whisperer blog, about how, right now, we are in the middle of a disaster.
I have a lot of issues with TurnItIn and it’s researcher version Authenticate. (There is also a moral argument, which is very valid! but I’m just talking here about the fact that, as tools, they don’t really work). So it’s not surprising that TurnItIn is wrong about plagiarism’s past too.
Now that we have transitioned to working from home, and worked out some of the technical issues about making things we used to do face-to-face