Early this year the Australian Prime Minister, who was under a bit of pressure about a questionable decision at the time, dismissed social media as 'electronic graffiti'. People in my networks were outraged and, of course, took to social media to express their outrage. For a few days feelings were high, which resulted in a … Continue reading This is not just a post about Instagram
This post is by Hillary Rettig, author The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block. Hillary lives with her partner, a physics professor at a midwest liberal arts college, and her two fabulous rescue dogs. She is a vegan, a free software/free culture advocate, a living kidney … Continue reading Four More Reasons People Quit the Ph.D.
Here at the Whisperer we know you read a lot, so we try to do some of the reading for you. There's a lot of books out there on doing a PhD and being an academic - which ones should you buy? If you are a regular reader you will know that Pat Thomson and … Continue reading Book review: Writing for peer reviewed journals
My twin sister, Anitra Nottingham, finished her masters by research in the Faculty of education at the University of Melbourne last year. She sent me this post when she was towards the end of her project in a moment of clarity... My friend Kevin has a Ph.D. His dissertation is about folklore, which means knows … Continue reading My thesis is a cupcake, not a dragon