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Tag Archives: supervision
my supervisor expects me to keep revising – why?
I often hear doctoral researchers asking this question. They’ve sent their supervisor some writing. It’s come back with feedback and suggestions and maybe actual corrections. The doc. researcher has attended to all of these and sent the revised text back … Continue reading
revising? try a four step approach
Many people approach revising as if it is a single shot process. They tell themselves, “I’m just going to sit down now and revise my paper”. But revising and refining a text are not one activity, they are several. The … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, communication, revision, revision strategy, supervision Tagged communication, Pat Thomson, revision, revision strategy, supervision 2 Comments
help your inner ‘Creator’ and ‘Editor’ get along
You’re writing? And feeling a bit pulled in two directions at once? Perhaps that’s not surprising. Writers have two inter-related personae –the Creator and the Editor. Well, that’s according to Joni B Cole, and indeed a lot of other people … Continue reading
Posted in Creator and Editor, feedback, inner editor, Joni Cole, revision Tagged creative practice, Editor and CReator, feedback, inner editor, Joni Cole, revision, supervision Leave a comment
what is “measured” writing?
I was recently part of a small discussion on another social media platform where someone reported that their supervisor had said their writing wasn’t sufficiently “measured’. Without seeing the actual work it was pretty hard to understand what the supervisor … Continue reading
not letting go of the text
A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I had any advice for someone who struggled to let go of their writing – they wrote but then it was really difficult to send the writing off to their supervisor. … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, critique, supervision, text, text work/identity work Tagged letting go, Pat Thomson, supervision, supervision pedagogies, text 12 Comments
the viva and the supervisor
Last week I reached thirty two. Thirty two doctoral researchers who successfully defended their research. Thirty two Doctors let loose on the world. And two things are now on my mind. Not thirty two. Just two. The first thing I’m … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, PhD, phd defence, supervision, supervisor, viva Tagged Pat Thomson, supervision, supervisor, viva 2 Comments
that bleeding thesis…
No. I’m not cussing. Let me explain why. My colleague Brigitte Nerlich sent me an email the other day. She said: I was talking to a PhD student (not one of mine) and this student repeatedly used a metaphor which … Continue reading
Posted in Brigitte Nerlich, feedback, supervision, supervisor, thesis Tagged Brigitte Nerlich, feedback, Pat Thomson, supervision, thesis 9 Comments
supervision and feedback
So this week there’s a bit of tweet humour about how US grad students might interpret feedback from faculty trained in the UK. If you haven’t seen it here’s a taste. They say “With the greatest respect”, the grad student … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, doctoral pedagogies, feedback, supervision Tagged feedback, Liz Lerman, Pat Thomson, supervision 5 Comments