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Category Archives: practice
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Academic writing is a complex business. And it’s that complexity that makes it tricky. When you sit down to write a thesis, book or paper you start off with: material that comes from a well designed project a defensible analysis … Continue reading
It’s coming to the end of the academic year in the northern hemisphere and lots of doctoral researchers are also coming to the end of their thesis writing. They are writing their conclusion and perhaps even thinking about what might … Continue reading
I’ve been posting about how we learn to supervise. There have been three guest posts on the topic in addition to my own, and two of them – here and here – have focused on the pedagogic strategies used in … Continue reading