Academic Writing

Nonexistant Paper Racks Up 400 Citations

Pieter Kroonenberg, an emeritus professor of statistics at Leiden University in The Netherlands, was puzzled when he tried to locate a paper about …

Academia

Your thesis is the map, not the journey

<i>Before we begin the scheduled post, I want to interupt normal programming with a brief announcement. Australians reading this blog will know that we</i> …

Academia

AcWriMo 2017

AcWriMo, the academic take on #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), has been around for a number of years . I’ve even participated a couple of …

Academia

Your PhD can be your strongest career asset

<i>This post is by Owain Johnstone. Owain recently submitted his PhD thesis in Socio-Legal Studies at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford</i> …

Academia

#AcWriMo Day 1: On the importance of gradually building an academic writing practice

I’ve had a “want-to-do-can-do-can’t-do-wish-I-could-do” relationship with AcWriMo (the <b>Academic Writing Month</b>, first started as #AcBoWriMo, <b>Academic</b> …

Writing

BBC Learning English - Go The Distance: Student Life – Academic writing

Go The Distance: Student Life – Academic writing<p>Explained byNonsyChildhood studies student<p>In partnership withThe Open UniversityExternal<p>1. Getting it right with academic writing<p>Explained byNonsyChildhood studies student<p>In partnership withThe Open UniversityExternal<p>Welcome back to our Student Life …

Academia

Essay: The struggle for linguistic equity

Indonesian academics are facing a tough, unprecedented challenge: They are obliged and even hard-pressed by their institutions to publish their …

Education

What Are the Characteristics of Academic Writing?

The term <i>academic writing</i> refers to the forms of expository and argumentative prose used by university students, faculty, and researchers to convey a …

Writing

The Month of Hell (TM)

<i>Overcommitment is a constant problem for working academics who wear ‘busyness’ as a badge of honour. I think the overcommitment problem tends to</i> …

Academia

How successful academics write

<i>Helen Sword is, hands down, one of the best writers on academic writing working today. The difference between Sword and other people working the</i> …

Academia

How to be an academic?

I have a new book out!If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you probably know this already, but I thought I would tell you again …

Academia

Academic writing is like a painful, upper middle class dinner party

<i>This blog post is part of a series dedicated to developing ideas for a new book I am writing with Shaun Lehmann (@painlessprose on Twitter) and</i> …

Writing

Haiku your way to a PhD?

<i>Sometimes I get sent posts that are just too charmingly odd to resist. This one is by Paula Loveday of the University of the Sunshine Coast. PhD</i> …

Haiku

Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner

<i> This blog post is one of a series I am writing that are developing ideas for the new book I am writing with Shaun Lehmann and Katherine Firth of the</i> …

Academia

11 Ways To Improve Productivity Without Coffee [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>By rights, this story should have been written half an hour ago. Instead, I was looking at <i>Game Of Thrones</i> memes about Bran Stark and …

Bran Stark

Conference small talk – the definitive guide

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>All things Linguistic blog</i> <i>about a year ago by Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen started blogging as a linguistics</i> …

Networking

The academic handmaiden’s tale

<i>Content warning – this post contains details and discussion of sexual assault and harassment. For more information and services, please visit the ANU</i> …

Academia

Academic writing: how to stay afloat

How do successful academics write, and how do they learn to write? What are their daily routines, their formative experiences, their habits of mind? …

Education

MarketingProfs Know-How Exchange : jack.ponting

Bio<p>Jack is an academic consultant, lecturer, blogger and freelance writer. He holds a PhD in Communications and Media Management from London Business …

London Business School

Is it worth doing the three minute thesis?

<i>This post is by Mary Woessner who is a PhD candidate studying clinical exercise science at Victoria University in Melbourne Australia. Her research</i> …

Academia

Why China's Top College Students Are Failing to Meet English Writing Standards

When I first came to China three years ago, I knew nothing about the <i>gaokao</i>. I had never heard the word before, but I quickly become familiar with it that summer. First, in early June, I noticed a surge in the number of students visiting my school, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Students lined up to …

China

The vagueness problem in academic writing

<i>Dear Readers. Shaun Lehmann, Katherine Firth (of the Research Voodoo blog) and I are currently in the process of writing a new book for Open</i> …

Language

The PhD – 30 years after…

<i>This post is by Dr Randy Horwitz, who is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. He serves as</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

Your body is as important as your mind

<i>Paul T. Corrigan finished his PhD in English at the University of South Florida after six years in the program. He now teaches writing and literature</i> …

Academia

Words to Avoid When Writing an Academic Assignment

Academic language is all about technical terms, informal tone, objective perspective, references, and citation. Choosing the right words also implies …

Language

Paper About Plagiarism Contains Plagiarism

Regular readers will know that I have an interest in plagiarism. Today I discovered an amusing case of plagiarism in a paper about plagiarism. The …

Medicine

Literary Mansplaining: The Do's and Don'ts of Dating a Reader

Every so often, an article pops up about how readers get more messages on online dating apps or how readers are better lovers, etc.<p>Obviously, dating …

Relationships

PhD career capital

My sister is fond of reminding me that, in 1992, after returning from my first overseas trip to Europe, I told her I wanted a career where I could …

Careers

PhD Depression (or just the blues?)

<i>While many people will suffer ‘the blues’ during the PhD, in some cases the problem is more serious and can lead to or trigger clinical depression.</i> …

Brutal

Delhi University plans to teach students the art of writing FB posts

Delhi University's (DU) English literature students may soon be learning "how to write Facebook posts" as part of their syllabus. It has been …

Education