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The uneven U

Publishers often send me academic writing books to review. I happily look through every book, but if I think I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it, I just don’t write a review. I don’t want to crush a fellow author’s soul. The rejected titles sit sadly, in small piles of guilt, on the bottom of one of ...continue reading.

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August 19, 2010

In memory of Maria Cugnetto

Today I received some sad news that Maria Cugnetto, one of our PhD students here at RMIT had passed away. We are all diminished by her loss. I always enjoyed her company and wish I had time to get to know her better. This obituary is written by Angela Di Pasquale, another RMIT PhD student,continue reading.

August 16, 2010

What are you learning while you do your PhD? (maybe not what you expected!)

You might be learning all kinds of unexpected things while doing your PhD – some of these ‘other’ things might help you get a job later on.

August 9, 2010

PhD rage

This is a picture of one of the rather nice glass doors in my apartment. If you look closely you will notice there’s a big crack in it, right next to the handle. I blame this crack on Chapter five of my PhD. To this day I don’t know how it happened, but I managedcontinue reading.

August 4, 2010

Voices from the front line

Our first PhD student piece – professional brain?

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.

July 15, 2010

The ‘It’s Time’ talk

This one is about a complex supervisor / student relationship issue: what happens if you think your thesis is ready to submit but your supervisor doesn’t?

July 2, 2010

Back soon…

The thesis whisperer is on a short vacation: returning on the 15th of July. Any topic suggestions can be left in comments or direct message on twitter @thesiswhisperer.

July 1, 2010

how to sell your thesis in 3 minutes (or less)

So you want to tell Aunt Betty what your thesis is about? Here’s how.

June 29, 2010

In praise of the humble whiteboard

One way a humble whiteboard can help you think more clearly about your research

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