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Often dissertations sound like prose under general anaesthetic, working hard to separate the writer out from what he or she has written. That’s a quote from William Germano, writing in From dissertation to book. Germano’s metaphor points to a tendency … Continue reading
You’ve done your thesis plan. You’ve written for weeks. And weeks. But now, despite your very best planning, you find yourself at a point where that carefully thought out thesis road map no longer seems to work. This apparent catastrophe … Continue reading
The thesis is done. Now you are expected to write some papers from your PhD. You may of course be able to write a book from your PhD – but not everyone can or does. Everyone does however have some papers … Continue reading
Those of you who like to work with material stuff, moving actual objects around, might want to try to this revision strategy. It’s not too dissimilar to the computer based version, but here you get to use paper and scissors. … Continue reading
Lots of us have writing tics. A writing tic is involuntary, something we do without thinking. Many of us get a writing tic or two when producing a first draft. But we only find this out afterwards, when we read through what … Continue reading
If you’re converting a conference paper to a journal article then you need to have a clear idea of exactly what needs to be done. You need to know the difference between the two types of papers. Now, there are … Continue reading