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  • Demystifying Dissertation Writing

    Here is Another powerful reference on dissertation writing I want to share with my fellow PhD researchers. “Demystifying Dissertation Writing” by Peg Boyle Single is a life saver for those who are still grappling with their PhD dissertations. Drawing...

  • Fail Your Viva – Twelve Steps To Failing Your PhD

    Do you want to fail your PhD? Ryder Nathan shows you how to do that in 12 steps.  In fact doing only one of these steps is enough for you to fail your viva. I really enjoyed reading Nathan’ book “Fail Your Viva – Twelve Steps To Failing Your PhD (And...

  • How to Speak How to Listen

    Besides the reading and writing requirements that life in academia requires, speaking commitments are also an essential part of the picture. From speaking before a small group of people ( e.g. thesis committee) to presenting in front of a large audience...

  • How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

    Writing is a hard work and that is why we always find excuses to postpone it.If you are working on a dissertation, a thesis, a research proposal, journal article, or grant proposal then chances you have already experienced some of those detestable moments...

  • Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

    As a student researcher, I often find myself writing extensively on different topics  and with this extensive writing comes self-assessment. I always set aside some time to reflect on the quality of my writing and see whether it measures up to the academic...

  • Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design:Choosing Among Five Approaches

    If you are a student researcher then chances are you already know John Creswell. He is best known for his classic “Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Research Approaches“. Among all the research scholars who write about research methodologies...

  • Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success

    Writing academic papers is often a source of anxiety for many student researchers. Knowing that your paper is going to be evaluated by a professional scholar does impact your overall disposition towards writing it in the first place and so often students...

  • How to Read A Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

    In “How to Read A Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading” Van and Adler provide some invaluable tips and ideas on the art of intelligent reading.The aim is to help you develop profound and in-depth reading skills that can accompany you throughout...

  • The New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice

    With the advance and widespread of Internet and web technologies there appeared a new context for the study of literacy. This new context has brought new conceptions to the age-old construct of literacy. Many scholars now are beginning to see the emergence...

  • How to Tame your PhD

    Dr Inger Mewburn is one of the professional research educators I have been following for the last couple of years. Her blog The Thesis Whisper has been really a great help for me in my graduate studies. Inger shares tips and ideas related to academic...

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