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Category Archives: office
missing working at work?
Eighteen months of working from home. Or WFH, WTF!! as you will now hear me say. Often. I want to WAW (work at work). I’m not desperate about it yet, but I really do miss WAW. Pre pandemic, a whole … Continue reading
Posted in office, pandemic, place, time Tagged academic writing, Pat Thomson, place, time, WAW, WFH, writing place 4 Comments
writing home and away
I’m working away from my desk, as my out of office assistant puts it. But I’m still very much working. I’m writing out of place. I don’t have my usual working set up. And not just for a couple of … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, academic writing as work, office, space, writing routine Tagged academic writing, desktop, out of office, Pat Thomson, routine, space 7 Comments
a doctorate at a distance – take two
Thinking back on my own doctorate by distance I can see that there were some key things that helped in the process. Of course, what worked for me won’t necessarily work for you – we are different people, and there … Continue reading
starting the phd? get organised now
Yes, I know nearly everyone says you need to get organised – but that’s because it really is true. Getting yourself well set up for the long haul will save time – and your sense of being in control – … Continue reading
Posted in Endnote, office, PhD Tagged Endnote, office, organisation, Pat Thomson, PhD 21 Comments
finding the right writing time/place
I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it, the rest of me is on the draining board. This is how Dodie Smith began I capture the castle, a journal-style novel about a teenager … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, office, place, time Tagged academic writing, Nippert-Eng, Pat Thomson, place, routine, time 23 Comments