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Category Archives: narrative
Patter is on annual leave and reprinting bits and pieces from other writing about writing or doctoral education. This is the (second) foreword I’ve written for an edited collection of PhD stories. This one is called Postgraduate study in the UK: surviving … Continue reading
Most readers, even academic ones, like a bit of a story. And a vignette is just a bit of a story, a condensed version. A vignette is brief, evocative and descriptive. It provides information about key points of an event … Continue reading
The Prisoner is now called a cult classic. I’m ancient enough to have watched the original when it showed in Australia in the late 60s. I’m talking of course about the television series in which the hero, played by Patrick … Continue reading
I’ve just been in a university where doctoral researchers are issued with a thesis template. This automatically sets up the font, layers of headings and the section and subsection numbering systems. If doctoral researchers decide to use this template, and … Continue reading
This is a guest post by Megan McPherson who is an artist, educator and researcher. She is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She read the patter post on writing narratives as sense-making practice and … Continue reading
Another conference season is just about over. This year I wasn’t very adventurous and just went to one. It was in Spain. A long while before the event my friend Jill and I decided to rent a house and stay … Continue reading