Tag Archives: PhD

Radical Fairy Tales and Little Monsters

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the succession of CFPs that have severed as substitutes for my updates of late. I’m currently in academic limbo between submission and viva. I’ve also increased my hours at work, and so have been … Continue reading

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CFP: Ex Historia

Ex Historia is now accepting submission for publication in the 2016 edition of our journal. We are particularly keen to receive interest from people who share our specialisms: Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Medical History; Maritime History; Imperial and Global History, … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark or In Search of a Final Draft

While I’m back to blogging and sharing CFPs, I’m not quite at the stage of turning the thesis in. I’m awaiting comments from my second supervisor, who is generally more thorough and critical than my first.* Following generally held advice on … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome – the cat amongst the pengiuns

Originally posted on bloggerbyresearch:
This week I admitted that I worry that I am not good enough to do a PhD.? I often think that I don’t have the intelligence or research skills to get anywhere with it.? I feel…

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Your Minimum Editing Route and How Fonts Can Help You Spot Typos

Originally posted on TheUniversityBlog:
I work with words all the time. I have to be careful not to gloss over my writing. If I do, I risk missing typos and worse. Even with a clear focus, it’s bad enough. Your…

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thesis know how – beware the quote dump

Originally posted on patter:
I very often see first drafts of theses – and sometimes completed ones – which suffer from quote dumping. A quote dump is when the writer inserts a very large extract of someone else’s words into…

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