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Category Archives: planning a paper
planning a paper
Last week I was in Norway running a three part workshop on planning a journal article. The workshop was based around a Tiny Text abstract. As a planner myself, I use Tiny Texts for sorting out the contribution argument … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, argument, contribution, journal article, planning, planning a paper, Tiny Text Tagged academic writing, argument, contribution, journal article, planning 7 Comments
a planner’s approach to the first draft
Writing a draft. Mmm. The word ‘writing’ suggests that all you have to do is sit down and type or scribble away. And lo and behold a text is born. But there are different pathways to writing a draft. Some … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, free-writing, looping, planning, planning a paper, poster, powerpoint, storyboard, storyboarding, Tiny Text, titles Tagged academic writing, drafting, Pat Thomson, planning a text 4 Comments
make a poster then write your paper
Im quite a fan of the academic research poster. However, posters have a bad reputation in some quarters. They’re sometimes seen as a “less than” – less than a conference paper, a second rate public presentation. Ever heard anyone say … Continue reading
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writing thesis chapters? beware ‘blocky’ writing
It’s very common to read academic texts, particularly thesis chapters, which present themselves to the reader as a series of blocks of stuff. Each big block of stuff may well be divided up into smaller sub-headed blocks. This is not … Continue reading
co-writing the messy first draft
another of those posts where I talk about my own practice… I’m currently engaged in several bits of co-writing. They are not the talk-and-write-together model that I do with Barbara. No, these are variations on the write-together-write-separate process. Because this … Continue reading
Posted in abstracts, co-writing, planning, planning a paper, word budget Tagged abstract, co-writing, Pat Thomson, planning, talking to write, writing together 5 Comments
planning v creativity in academic writing
Now a lot of people know that I’m an advocate of planning your writing. I’m not a great fan of just writing and just writing and then editing and just writing again and editing some more. I know people do … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, creativity, literature review, planning, planning a paper Tagged academic writing, creativity, Pat Thomson, planning 12 Comments
this academic life – no New Year resolutions, but definitely some reflections and a plan
I don’t have a lot of time for New Year’s resolutions. I don’t spend my time vowing that this will be the year I’ll go back to the gym/stop buying new shoes/finish reading Zizek. At this time of year, I … Continue reading
our paper on academic blogging: using powerpoint as a planning tool
Thesis Whisperer and I have been researching for a paper we are giving at a forthcoming conference. it’s about academic blogging and you can read our initial abstract here. We divided the researching task into two and Inger ‘found’ and … Continue reading