Thanks to Anuja Cabraal who asked this question! It’s about 2,500 words of answer, so this is absolutely a Definitive Guide. A few of the
I am currently working on three book projects with three different teams, and that has led me to think carefully about how to be a
Getting your tenses right in academic writing can make people feel quite anxious, because it goes very quickly from ‘so the past tense is for
All of this works because we start doing the work. By not delaying the real work through endless reading and procrastination, we start working towards our end goal, in ways that actually contribute to our goals. That is, we start making words on the page that can be added to and refined until you have enough good enough words to submit a passable PhD thesis.
You know I love Kamler and Thomson’s Tiny Texts–and we talk about them at length in our Academic Writing Trouble book. I’ve also talked before
Focus is a skill you can learn, and there are some basic steps that can get you started. If you are supervising or advising someone who struggles with focus, you will also find this advice useful.
I’ve been doing a bit of a deep dive into stuff I know about writing because of my English Literature background. I hope you’ve been
So things have been quiet over here on the blog, not because I haven’t been thinking and writing about support for doctoral research, but because