- starting the phd – comparing and contrasting papers
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- conferencing your way through doctoral research
- #acwri strategy – start small, amplify, then rehearse
- things to do during your PhD – help to edit a special issue of a journal
- buffering your thesis
- why do I feel afraid to share my journal paper with the wider world? is this Imposter Syndrome?
- the writing is never done – a post for #acwrimo
- beyond the CV, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love my subject association
- things to do during your PhD – organise an event
- things to do during your Phd – an internship, with granola
- starting the PhD – don’t panic
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Category Archives: books
I’ve recently taken part in a couple of discussions about the kinds of papers and books that are highly ranked in quality reviews, reviews like the UK’s REF. Those in the discussions aimed to understand what counts as “outstanding”. This … Continue reading
I’m co-editing a book series at present. I’m not sure why, since I swore after the last one I would never do it again, but there you go. Just a slow learner or weak-willed, I guess. Last week one of … Continue reading
I recently mentioned in passing in this blog, in relation to writing book reviews in fact, the book by Pierre Bayard provocatively entitled How to talk about books you haven’t read (2007). I want to suggest now that this is … Continue reading
I’m assuming that if you’re reading this post you have a publishing agenda – that is a list of potential articles from the PhD arranged in priority order. I’m also assuming that this might include a book – but I’m … Continue reading
We all know what a palette cleanser is right? We’re academics so we must have encountered the ubiquitous sorbet either in chilly reality or on one of those food porn tele programmes :)? Or we’ve been to a wine tasting … Continue reading