What font should I choose for my thesis?

This post is by DrJanene Carey, a freelance writer and editor based in Armidale NSW. She occasionally teaches academic writing at the University of New England and often edits academic theses, articles and reports. Her website is http://www.janenecarey.com Arguably, this question is a classic time waster and the student who poses it should be told … Continue reading What font should I choose for my thesis?

How to email your supervisor (or, the tyranny of tiny tasks and what you can do about it)

Ah email... blessing or curse of contemporary academic life? The letter below describes a common email problem between students and supervisors. My response to this letter dwells on the importance of lunch, amongst other things. Hi Inger I follow your Thesis Whisperer blog and I have a question for you about email contact with supervisors. … Continue reading How to email your supervisor (or, the tyranny of tiny tasks and what you can do about it)

Is a PhD really like a child?

This post is by Anastasija Ropa, who did her doctoral research at the School of English, Bangor University, UK. Her doctoral research was in the Arthurian and Grail quest studies, involving the study of such issues as death, female authority as well as family and global history in medieval and modern versions of the Grail … Continue reading Is a PhD really like a child?

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Jonathan Downie is currently in the final stages of his PhD on client expectations of interpreters from Heriot-Watt University. Jonathan is a long time contributor to the Whisperer - his most popular piece was on parenting a toddler. This time Jonathan has some good words of advice for the PhD journey. You can read more … Continue reading The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Your first conference

This post is by Kirsty Nash. Kirsty is originally from the UK.  She moved to Townsville in 2002 and completed a MAppSci in Tropical Marine Ecology at James Cook University. She then spent a number of years doing field research in association with Seychelles Marine Park Authority, and teaching college courses in marine biology and … Continue reading Your first conference