January 18, 2011

Why you might be ‘stuck’

In which I share an experience of ‘threshold crossing’ as a way to understand being ‘stuck’

January 13, 2011

Is your computer domesticating you?

In which I wonder what Foucault would have to say about word processing software.

December 1, 2010

5 ways to tame the literature dragon

Stuck with all that literature? Here’s five simple ideas to make sense of it all.

November 18, 2010

5 books to help you with your PhD

There’s so many, many books on the market that claim to help you with your PhD – which ones are worth buying? I have been thinking about it this topic for some time, but it’s still hard to decide. So here’s a provisional top 5, based on books I use again and again in mycontinue reading.

November 4, 2010

5 ways to declutter your writing

Last week I was in Readings bookstore, with a $100 book voucher burning a hole in my pocket, when I spied a book called ‘On writing well: the classic guide to writing non fiction’ by William Zinsser. According to the cover ‘On writing well’ has sold more than a million copies, which piqued my curiositycontinue reading.

October 12, 2010

So you want to get some money to do research…

Want to write a winning grant application? The Whisperer rethinks the problem in a non listy kind of way.

September 22, 2010

Reflecting on fugues and research design

In her second guest post Heather writes about the discomfort that often attends breakthroughs in understanding.

August 24, 2010

The dead hand of the thesis genre?

Is your writing mannered and your ideas disappearing in a maze of fancy academic language? Perhaps you are being pressed under the dead hand of the thesis genre!

July 27, 2010

Reading like a writer

Inger finds herself at home and highly medicated

July 21, 2010

The goldilocks dilemma

When I was hunting through my reader request pile I found this email from @thetokenlefty asking about writing for different  audiences: I had a quick question for you about this 5,000 word literature review I have to write for my methods course.  It is going to be read and marked by people like yourself —continue reading.

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