Tag Archives: IMRAD

writing the thesis from the middle

This is a guest post from Dr Milena Popova, a rogue scholar and activist. They offer one-to-one academic tuition, and tweet as @elmyra. As I hit the start of the second year of my PhD, one of my supervisors casually … Continue reading

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on “other” academic writing

Academic writing is not all introduction, literature, methods, results, discussion. While this is the dominant mode of writing across the social sciences, and in other disciplines too, it is not all that there is. IMRAD, and the variations on it, is certainly … Continue reading

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headings and subheadings ā€“ it helps to be specific

Iā€™d rather not read generic headings. You know the ones I mean, they just say something vague like Introduction, or Methods, or Discussion, or Conclusion. Generic headings remind me of a cartoon I once saw where the heroine went eagerly … Continue reading

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