We love helping people succeed at writing, and so I hope these books help you!
If you are in the final 6-12 months of your PhD (or about to be!), then Your PhD Survival Guide, with Liam Connell and Peta Freestone, is the book for you. The original Thesis Bootcamp gang got back together to capture the project management, personal and writing skills you will need to thrive in the final stage of the PhD.
Part of the Insider’s Guide to Academia series, edited by Pat Thomson and Helen Kara, this tiny pocket-guide is jam packed with useful resources.
- The book and ebook are available directly from the publisher, use the code X018 for a 20% discount.
- Otherwise, it’s available at your favourite online bookseller, or via your local bookshop. Find it at: Amazon.com, Booktopia, or on order from most other outlets etc.
If you like this blog, you’ll love How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble: A practical guide, with Inger Mewburn and Shaun Lehmann. The book evolved out of Inger’s and my later work on the Thesis Bootcamp program. Over the years we have been running our own bootcamps and have met hundreds of students struggling to put their final thesis draft together. These students have supervisors who are clearly great researchers, but struggle to give good feedback on writing. The book works backwards from the confusing feedback students have showed us. ‘Writing Trouble’ will help you diagnose and treat your thesis writing problems.
The paperback and ebook are available:
In March 2021, Level Up: How to write a better essay with Inger and Shaun, will be coming out with New South Press. More aimed at people starting uni for the first time, Level Up is about writing undergraduate essays. You might find it helpful if you are marking or teaching at undergraduate level.