Tag Archives: Advice

Work backwards

Originally posted on The Research Whisperer:
Long road home, by Jonathan O’Donnell on Flickr If you want to submit your grant application on time, it pays to create a reverse timeline. That is, start from the end result – submission…

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Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Some interesting writing and publishing advice here. Here’s the heavily compressed version: Do one thing well. Flatten the structure. Say it once, say it right. Try paragraph re-planning. Make the motivation clearer. Strengthen the argument…

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How Much Should Graduate Students Publish?

There is a great debate about how much graduate students should be publishing in the comments section of this post in the philosophy news blog Daily Nous. Enjoy!

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The positives of PhD parenting

This is a great post from the “The Thesis Whisper” about balancing being a PhD student and a parent of young children. The Thesis Whisperer As I’ve noted before, PhD parenting can be difficult. But do we sometimes ignore the … Continue reading

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The Work of Reading in the Age of Technological Distractability

An interesting post on reading habits in the age of distractability.

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Modernizing Citation Practices

Over on the medium.com blog there is an interesting post on how the method of citing texts in academic writing needs to reflect today’s digital publishing practices. Referencing should instead be about directly connecting readers to the full text of … Continue reading

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#Advice #AcWri – Rise and Shine! Keeping Motivated Daily Through Routine

This post is my second one that is inflected by swimming. It was inspired by the video that is below that is intended as a motivational tool for swimmers (apologies to my regular readers who are not particularly attuned to … Continue reading

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Writing a Book Proposal Well

Since the beginning of the month I have been working on my first book proposal. In preparation, I have read several books and blog posts about how to write a good one. Below are some of the blog posts and … Continue reading

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Writing Adivce from Three Authors

Today is now the half way point for Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo). For the occasion I have compiled three older blog posts with advice for writing. The first bits of advice come from author Henry Miller. Between 1932-33 he wrote … Continue reading

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McKenzie Wark on Writer’s Block

McKenzie Wark has an interesting post about the games writers play to get beyond writer’s block on Public Seminar‘s blog. On the various games he writes about, he states: These cures are not miracle cures. One still needs a room … Continue reading

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