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I asked people in one of my Australian writing workshops to tell me what they thought was essential in good academic writing. The purpose of the activity was to generate criteria that participants could use to steer their own writing. … Continue reading
I was reading some interview transcripts the other day. They were fairly unstructured conversations; the interviewer had some set topics to cover, but not necessarily any set wording. I happened to be looking for the connections between the type of … Continue reading
Pack rats are nest builders. They use plant material such as branches, twigs, sticks, and other available debris. Getting into everything from attics to car engines, stealing their ‘treasures’, damaging electrical wiring, and creating general noisy havoc can easily cause … Continue reading
Often dissertations sound like prose under general anaesthetic, working hard to separate the writer out from what he or she has written. That’s a quote from William Germano, writing in From dissertation to book. Germano’s metaphor points to a tendency … Continue reading
This is guest post by Ninna Meier and Charlotte Wegener, both Associate Professors at Aalborg University, in the Department of Sociology and Social Work and the Department of Communication respectively. They have been co-authors and writing friends since their doctoral studies. … Continue reading