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How to survive a PhD viva: 17 top tips Some tips and advice from the UK on how to survive a Viva! Advice comes from people across the academic spectrum, so take with a grain of salt, but some good thoughts here.
Leaving Academia For BuzzFeed: Six Months Later Interesting article on a post PhD career… at Buzzfeed?!
Doing quicker literature reviews. Four ways to better exploit digital era capabilities Some thoughts on improving our literature review practices. Approach is quite multidisciplinary, and seems to favour STEM subject Vrs ‘soft’ sciences, but some good ideas in here nonetheless.
Revising the Outline Some details on the ‘Reverse Outline’ technique for writing, another interesting way to try and kick start the writing process.
Guide to Academic and Scientific Publishing E-book with advice on getting material published academically.
12 Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block For PhD Students As title suggests, tips for overcoming writers block
The Thesis Whisper a live Australian #phdchat on the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 8pm, Sydney time
Shut Up & Write Tuesday Information on the online writing tool & how to set one up of your own. A guide for a virtual ‘Shut up & Write’.
Raewyn Connell’s Writing for Research ebooklet Based on Raewyn Connell’s infamous workshops on writing, this guide: (1) situates writing as a practice ‘in a research context’, (2) provides ‘practical steps in writing a research paper’ and (3) reflects on writing in academia and ‘what makes it all worthwhile’. It is a must read and engage with for all postgraduates!
How to write a blogpost from your journal article This article busts some misconceptions about blogposts and takes writers through how to get to a blog post from a lengthy journal article
Letters of rejection by Eloisa Martin published in Current Sociology 63(7): 937-942 Having an article rejected is always an undesirable experience that all scholars have undergone, or will still go through, in their professional career. This editorial will present the main motives why a manuscript is rejected, soon after submission or during the review process. I have grouped these motives into structural issues, problems of formatting and problems of content, and suggest some alternatives to reduce the chances of having your manuscript rejected.
30 tips for successful academic research and writing by Deborah Lupton Professor Deborah Lupton offers 30 tips for successful academic research and writing
A guide to writing an introduction for your thesis #acwrimo how to write an introduction – Dr Inger Mewburn
A potentially useful conceptualisation of the the PhD by Mullens and Kiley (2002) published in Studies in Higher Education 27(4): 369-386 ‘It’s a PhD not a nobel prize’: how experienced examiners assess research theses
Why academics choose useless titles for articles and chapters?: four steps to getting a better title
Understanding the peer-review process
Converting your conference presentation into a journal article
Imposter Syndrome in Academia