This post was originally published on the All things Linguistic blog about a year ago by Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen started blogging as a linguistics grad student at McGill University, but is now a full-time pop linguist, bridging the gap between linguistics and the general public. She writes pop linguistics articles for various places and is currently writing a book about … Continue reading Conference small talk – the definitive guide
I'm an advocate for blogging, obviously, but should you blog during your PhD? Will you have time? Will it be a distraction? I find it hard to answer those questions, but a growing number of people are doing it and I'm lucky enough that Gaia Cantelli wrote in to share her experience of blogging, which … Continue reading Why you should blog during your PhD
This blog post is one of a series I am writing that are developing ideas for the new book I am writing with Shaun Lehmann and Katherine Firth of the Research Voodoo blog for Open University press. Writing Trouble will be a ‘swiss army knife’ of a book that will contain a range of strategies … Continue reading Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner
While PhD students can start at any time in some universities, in some there is a semester by semester intake. This means that some people will be starting their PhD this month. How should you approach this process to get the most out of it? Judith Krauss, now Director of Studies for Sustainability, is still … Continue reading The principled PhD?
Content warning - this post contains details and discussion of sexual assault and harassment. For more information and services, please visit the ANU Respectful relationships page. Yesterday we got a damning report on sexual harrassment and assault in Australian universities. It's truly harrowing reading. I'm not going to recap the report, you should read it … Continue reading The academic handmaiden’s tale