August 22, 2018

The Cornell note taking method – revisited

Ah, effective research note-taking… the constant bugbear of academics everywhere. For years I have been searching for the best technique, convinced ‘the secret’ was out there, somewhere. I’ve sadly come to the conclusion that there is no perfect system, but there are a lot of good techniques that work in different circumstances. The Cornell Methodcontinue reading.

July 1, 2015

Managing the Sluff

Family Thesiswhisperer recently signed up to Netflix. Or as we call it in our house – ‘Netcrack’. Work is, as usual, insanely busy, and the Canberra winters can be bitterly cold, so I find myself on the couch with the remote in my hand most weeknights. The problem great thing about endless, on demand filmcontinue reading.

June 7, 2012

What is the best way of taking notes for your PhD?

A little discussed aspect of PhD practice turns out to be… really quite interesting.

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