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Category Archives: writing

  1. “Parking your writing downhill” as a strategy to keep momentum with your academic writing April 23, 2022

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  2. On writing about, thinking and teaching research methods. April 23, 2022

    Posted in academia, fieldwork, research, research methods, teaching, writing.

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  3. The realities of writing: loving it and having to work hard for it April 23, 2022

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  4. On making explicit your contribution to the larger literature and bodies of knowledge by using a case study in a particular region. April 23, 2022

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  5. Using a Ventilation File to help break free from writers’ block April 1, 2022

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  6. How to write field notes (and how to teach the writing of fieldnotes) October 12, 2021

    Posted in academia, fieldwork, qualitative methods, research methods, writing.

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  7. The Memo-Based Writing Strategy: Helping students write large-ish (>2,500 words) assignments August 14, 2021

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  8. A proposed heuristic to choose which note-taking technique we should use: Index Cards, Cornell Notes, Everything Notebook and Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump (CSED) rows/Synthetic Notes July 16, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, writing.

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  9. Overcoming “Writer’s Block” with Index Cards and Memorandums April 5, 2021

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  10. Tackling an R&R (Revise-And-Resubmit) – a full-fledged process February 13, 2021

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  11. Skimming articles using the AIC (Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion) Method, plus an AIC-> Synthetic Note Template for undergraduates (and graduates!) January 28, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  12. Using ethnographic field notes in the actual writing of a paper January 19, 2021

    Posted in academia, qualitative methods, research, research methods, writing.

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  13. Getting the most out of writing groups (online and offline) November 29, 2020

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  14. Analog note-taking when highlighting is not possible (e.g. books) November 28, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity, writing.

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  15. On the benefits of online writing groups November 25, 2020

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  16. Expanding Detailed Outlines into Memorandums and those into Full Manuscripts November 13, 2020

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  17. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (my reading notes) November 10, 2020

    Posted in academia, research methods, writing.

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  18. Writing papers using Initial Outlines and Detailed Outlines November 7, 2020

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  19. Syllabus: The Remarkable, Unremarkable Document That Changes Everything (Germano and Nicholls) – my reading notes October 11, 2020

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  20. How to develop a writing practice II: 12 tips to help you start, develop and hone your writing craft September 6, 2020

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  21. How to develop a writing practice I: Read “Writing Practice Developmental Books” September 6, 2020

    Posted in academia, reading notes, writing.

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  22. The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence in your Nonfiction Writing (John Warner) – my reading notes September 6, 2020

    Posted in reading notes, writing.

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  23. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott) – my reading notes September 1, 2020

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  24. The September 2020 #AICCSED Reading, Annotating and Systematizing Challenge September 1, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, writing.

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  25. A few structured strategies that we can use to craft paragraphs August 12, 2020

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