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- writing a publishable literature review paper – four options
- things to do during the PhD – publish articles on the side
- imagination and “the interview”
- public engagement reframed – in the PhD
- word repetition… just find substitutes?
- (re)framing “public engagement”
- writing the introduction to a journal article
- academic creativity in the here and now
- my holiday reading – not the usual
- patter’s year
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Category Archives: reader
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