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I was recently asked how much literature should go in the introduction of a journal article and how much should go in a separate literature section. This is a hard, as well as a good, question. It’s something that bothers … Continue reading
I very often see first drafts of theses – and sometimes completed ones – which suffer from quote dumping. A quote dump is when the writer inserts a very large extract of someone else’s words into a text and then … Continue reading
We’re off! We started the first writing course session with some personal introductions so that I knew who was in the room, their disciplines and the general drift of the paper that each person wanted to write. About half of … Continue reading
I don’t write much about my dogs. I have two. They’re fairly elderly now and becoming plagued by ailments that are not really life threatening, but do need attention. It all began when the older of the two got terribly … Continue reading
By its nature, thinking twists and turns, drifts and meanders. A hunter who followed a bee-line from a point of departure to a predetermined destination would never catch prey. To hunt you have to be alert for clues and ready … Continue reading
This post is from Philip Mudd, a publisher at Routledge. Philip is responsible for books on research methods, higher education, adult education and lifelong learning. What is the single biggest mistake people make when trying to get you to publish … Continue reading