Tag Archives: academic writing

writing the introduction to a journal article

So you want to write a journal article but are unsure about how to start it off? Well, here’s a few things to remember. The introduction to your journal article must create a good impression. Readers get a strong view … Continue reading

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bad academic writing – an easy target

Dear Editor, I thought it might be timely to offer you a top tip for getting a bit of action on your online news magazine site. I’ve noticed you’re not getting as many hits as you might, and I’ve got … Continue reading

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blogging helps academic writing

Why do academics blog? What do academic bloggers get from blogging? Discussions about scholarly blogging most often centre on the need for we academics to write in ways that attract new audiences. If we write blogs, we are told, we … Continue reading

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#acwri strategy – the PowerPoint shuffle

A lot of the software that we use everyday can do more than we usually ask of it. This is an example which shows how the ubiquitous Powerpoint, more usually associated with interminable serial slides, can be helpful to academic writers.  … Continue reading

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starting the phd – comparing and contrasting papers

Wondering how to bring some of those texts you are reading together? Working with literatures always requires you to summarise, then compare and contrast various aspects of a text. This is a little exercise I often ask people to do right … Continue reading

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#acwri strategy – start small, amplify, then rehearse

Acclaimed movie director Ridley Scott is a big fan of storyboards. He likes to start with thumbnail sketches which are then developed into a sketchy sequence. This is then worked up into a highly detailed storyboard. Scott focuses each frame on key … Continue reading

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why do I feel afraid to share my journal paper with the wider world? is this Imposter Syndrome?

This is an anonymous guest post from a PhD researcher. She is seeking advice about her current #acwri situation.  I was first introduced to the imposter syndrome almost two years ago. I never thought it would touch me; I am … Continue reading

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