Tag Archives: thesis

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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Style, Form and Function – How Should My Thesis Look?

For any academic out there who somehow doesn’t follow Pat Thomson’s blog Patter, I highly recommend it. So far it has given me expert advice on writing, choosing an external examiner, working with supervisors, publishing, academic blogging, organisation, reading schedules…I … Continue reading

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Goal Setting: Count Down to T-Day

Or “Eeek it’s February already!” My thesis submission date (or T-Day as it is marked on my calendar) is getting ever closer and I’ve now had feedback on almost all of the new writing I did during November and December. … Continue reading

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Essential Writing Aids

Well, November has come and gone and I managed to reach my target of writing 20k words in a month. Then December happened and the inevitable Christmas/New Year productivity slump. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things this … Continue reading

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CFP: 12th Global Monsters and the Monstrous

Mechanisms of Monstrosity Friday 25th July  – Sunday 27th July 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford This years Monsters and the Monstrous conference will focus on the mechanisms of monstrosity itself and the forms of othering and difference that cause a society, a culture … Continue reading

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Wanted: Research Groups/Centres

After my post on the Being Non/Human Discussion Group, I got thinking about all of the small but vital research groups that have been instrumental in my development through my PhD. Groups that have given me the opportunity to present … Continue reading

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