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Category Archives: writing

  1. Organizing work/school-related digital files July 5, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, productivity, writing.

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  2. On the importance of routine in academic writing June 7, 2020

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  3. Writing the dissertation (thesis) II: Getting started and progress/project planning May 31, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  4. How to write the introductory chapter to a thesis or doctoral dissertation May 26, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  5. A typology of academic (daily) work: “runway work”, “grunt work” and “writing/research” work May 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity, writing.

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  6. Writing to understand: A personal tale of my journey to become an academic writer and overcome impostor syndrome May 2, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  7. Writing by memorandums April 29, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  8. On the value of annotated bibliographies as scholarly outputs April 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  9. Staying in touch with your writing: Opening the document on a regular basis April 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  10. Writing and revising I: Write to withstand scrutiny from an audience that cares April 12, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  11. Finishing a dissertation, thesis or book manuscript: A few tips and ideas to help with completion April 6, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  12. Writing in Social Spaces: A social processes approach to academic writing (my reading notes) February 21, 2020

    Posted in academia, reading notes, writing.

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  13. How Writing Faculty Write: Strategies for Process, Product, and Productivity (my reading notes) February 20, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  14. Writing the dissertation (thesis) I: Structure, timing and content February 19, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  15. On the value of writing retreats January 21, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  16. What kinds of things do we (I) write in the Everything Notebook? January 14, 2020

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  17. Writing your literature review based on the “Cross-Reference” column of the Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump (CSED) November 13, 2019

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  18. The Elements of Academic Style (Eric Hayot) – my reading notes September 4, 2019

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  19. Henry Miller on Writing (my reading notes) August 29, 2019

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  20. From review of the literature to mind map of the field August 25, 2019

    Posted in academia, reading strategies, research, writing.

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  21. Triaging your reading workload: how to choose when to read something in more depth August 21, 2019

    Posted in academia, reading strategies, writing.

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  22. Dealing with The Dreaded Blank Page August 15, 2019

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  23. On reading up a lot, mind mapping the literature, “finding the gap” and writing paragraphs in your literature review August 14, 2019

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  24. A synthetic memorandum on advice on academic research and writing July 29, 2019

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  25. Writing in Political Science: A Brief Guide (Short Guides to Writing in the Disciplines) (my reading notes) May 1, 2019

    Posted in academia, writing.

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