Links

September 2018

From @insidehighered, ideas for getting your writing back on track, even if the term is already starting to get away from you.

From @DrHelenKara, thoughtful reflections on the role that fear of success may play in the completion of writing projects.

From @DocwritingSIG, a perceptive account of how supervisory feedback may shift (in tone, in focus, in scope) during the thesis writing process.

From @LSEImpactBlog, appreciating the human dimension and the humane potential of peer review.

From @DocwritingSIG, a guest post on providing generic thesis writing instruction.

From @LSEImpactBlog, creating a community of writing practice in the classroom.

From @thesiswhisperer, questioning the potential of using a self-help framework for understanding the graduate writing process.

August 2018

From @scholarlykitchn, an interview with @NewBooksNetwork founder @marshallpoe about their podcasts of university press author interviews.

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post on finding your own way to balance parenting with the PhD.

From @chronicle, @CoreyRobin on the power dynamics in the Avital Ronell case.

From @ThomsonPat, a great strategy to help make the most of free writing without getting overwhelmed by the process.

From @LSEImpactBlog, two early career researchers reflect on their experience with a PhD by publication.

From @ResearchEx, why you should create a style guide early in the thesis writing process to ensure editorial consistency.

From @DocwritingSIG, a guest post from Ian Brailsford on laying the groundwork for successful supervisory relationships.

May 2018

From @mellel_wp, a video showing how their word processing software can be used to create a reverse outline.

From @thesiswhisperer, reconciling essential reading strategies with our idealized conception of scholarly activity.

From @raulpacheco, a helpful summary of reading notes on a range of books about the thesis writing process.

From @LSEImpactBlog, pointers on creating a strong academic poster presentation.

From @DocwritingSIG, using thesis reading as a way to help with thesis writing.

From @Editage, a great list of forty academic blogs for researchers and PhD students.

From @LSEImpactBlog, shifting attitudes towards copyright and open access among publishers and academics.

From @ResearchEx, a shift in mindset that might be helpful for graduate students dealing with introversion in academia.

From @ProfHacker, suggestions for creating an end-of-term routine to support your future self.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a study into the experience of frustration for academic writers.

April 2018

From @LSEImpactBlog, a review of a new book on academic working conditions, Publish or Perish by Imad A. Moosa.

From @ResearchEx, an interesting way to blend the advice to “write no matter what” and “write when inspired”.

From @LSEImpactBlog, potential benefits of collective supervision for first-year PhD students.

From @scholarlykitchn, a new form of predatory publishing, the fraudulent acceptance letter.

From @UVenus, important reflections on parenting in academia.

From @DrHelenKara, a review of six books on academic productivity.

From @raulpacheco, building a sustained writing practice through small attainable goals.

From @LSEImpactBlog, research into the relationship between revision and impact in research articles.

From @chronicle, Geoffrey Pullum on why we don’t need a blanket prohibition on expletive constructions.

From @StephenBHeard, a thoughtful response to a perennial question about writing methods sections in a way that avoids self-plagiarism.

From @LSEImpactBlog, reflections on positionality and PhD researchers researching academia.

March 2018

From @GradHacker, an interesting conversation on how grad students can navigate using names and titles in academia.

From @ProfHacker, why blogs are still a great space for researchers.

From @LSEImpactBlog, how talking about the ethics of care influences our understanding of gender in academia.

From @ThomsonPat, envisioning the authorial voice as that of a master of ceremony.

From @DocwritingSIG, advice for doctoral writers on managing supervisors.

From @insidehighered, @joshmkim offers an argument for making academic conferences better for families.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a re-post of my recent piece on the hazards of treating writing challenges as writer’s block.

From @ProfessorIsIn, a guest post from @MainelyHistory on why #quitlit is a problematic term.

From @DocwritingSIG, an interesting account of the exercise of counting how long it takes to write a doctoral thesis.

From @StephenBHeard, ideas about making academic conferences more enjoyable for introverts.

From @GradHacker, some alternatives to feeling bad about not writing.

From @DocwritingSIG, how precise diction can strengthen academic writing and increase formality.

From @ArrantPedantry, an interesting take on the power dynamics of identifying a term as skunked.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a summary of interviews with academics identifying what makes them productive writers.

From @chronicle, Anne Curzan on using administrative influence to deliberately change house style.

From @katrinafee, the particular challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary research.

From @chronicle, @katiefitzpat on the power of friendship in graduate school.

From @NigelESL, helpful thoughts about why teaching genre in an EAP context may be more valuable than calls for critical thinking.

From @LSEImpactBlog, using the concept of cruel optimism to understand the post-PhD period for those outside the tenure track.

From @DocwritingSIG, the emotional and ethical dimensions of doctoral research.

February 2018

From @ProfHacker, a profile of @vcheplygina’s work on failure in academic life.

From @serenissimaj, searching for the metaphor that reflects your dissertation writing experience.

From @ProfHacker, an introduction to @evalantsoght’s interviews on how people work in academia.

From @thesiswhisperer, her expert answers to common dissertation worries.

From @thesiswhisperer, @katrinafee on ways to streamline your academic writing.

From @ThomsonPat, using illustrations effectively in a thesis.

From @ProfHacker, an introduction to @EllieMackin’s interviews on planning in academic work.

From @DocwritingSIG, a toolkit for establishing and maintaining research writing groups.

From @ThomsonPat, detailing all the elements of the academic writing process to explain why it is so hard.

From @StephenBHeard, using the prospect of writing a method section to check the desirability of that method.

January 2018

From @DocwritingSIG, concrete description of the organization of a graduate writing camp.

From @ThomsonPat, how to ensure that a thesis conclusion does the necessary work.

From @LSEImpactBlog, the role of scholarly publishing in processing and interpreting new research.

From @NYTimes, how to establish momentum by creating and meeting really small goals.

From @chroniclevitae, some insights to make the dissertation writing process more transparent.

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