The Aha! effect is a common human experience, it is a moment of insight when clarity occurs. Academic writers experience the Aha! moment in their writing journeys. It could occur at the point when you need creative insight to solve… Read More ›
“New social science departments could also help to better train students by engaging in new types of pedagogy. For example, in the natural sciences, even college freshmen do laboratory experiments. Why is this rare in the social sciences? When students… Read More ›
“Time management skills and extensive reading can help students develop a sophisticated set of research questions”. Read the full article here: Tips for developing PhD research questions | News | Times Higher Education.
The journey to writing a major piece of work that would test my ability to conduct research to a professional academic level has begun. The next three years will be structured around reading, writing and conducting research at a professional standard. The level of competence expected is high; the… Read More ›
‘We are teaching university students that the language they use must consist of ‘impressive’ vocabulary and sentences must have academic syntax. The result is a fake, pretentious manner of prose that the author constructs to appease teachers and hit… Read More ›
The Guardian (blog)Academic Writing Month and the social landscape of academic practiceThe Guardian (blog)Inspired by National Novel Writing Month, a challenge to write 50,000 words of fiction in a month, Charlotte Frost (then a post-doctoral… See on http://www.guardian.co.uk