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Tag Archives: crap detection
writing advice – caveat emptor
Advice. Loads of it. Coming out of our ears. And on every possible topic, including research and writing. Advice needs readers. But we readers also need to be, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “crap detectors”. Howard Rheingold has worked up … Continue reading
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have I got “advice” for you…
I want you to imagine that you are going to build a fence. You have a wide choice of potential materials and style. Well and good. But you haven’t build a fence before, so where do you go for some … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, advice, crap detection Tagged academic writing, advice, crap detection, doctoral education, Pat Thomson 15 Comments
crap detection and blogging
I’ve got an inbuilt fondness for the encyclopaedia. As a child from a family with a pretty modest income, but one which valued books, Arthur Mee’s Children’s Encyclopaedia took pride of place on the bookshelf. Whether there was a school … Continue reading
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