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The Nomadic Academic – What constitutes your perfect working space?

Organising a productive working space is often complicated by the nomadic lifestyle of the student. Traveling between shared halls and silent libraries before heading back home for several weeks of summer holiday, how can you be sure that you have the space … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Outwit Academic Writer’s Block

Rachel Gardner has posted a much circulated blog on how fiction writers can jar themselves out of writer’s block. You can find it here. Unfortunately, most of her ideas are not applicable to academic writing, so I thought I’d offer … Continue reading

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How to Be Original, Part III: ‘What keeps you from your academic writing? Fear.’

I’ve been wondering lately about what stops us from writing when writing is what we need to do. There are loads of tips on the internet for getting writing done. Do a quick search for ‘writing tips’ on twitter, and … Continue reading

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Part II: ‘Writing Your Master’s Dissertation/Thesis’

15 – 20 September 2012. This is the deadline for handing in most Master’s dissertations/theses in the UK. That gives you 5 months. No problem, right? All you need to do right now is finish your papers for the spring … Continue reading

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How to be Original: Part I ‘Where to Begin’

To get a PhD in the UK (and most of the world), you need to: write a thesis/dissertation that contributes to the field of knowledge in your subject write a thesis that is original, discovers new facts and/or demonstrates a … Continue reading

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