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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Five quick tips to improve your academic writing

Academic writing is a specific skill. It’s not like writing a business report or a high school paper. Or a blog post for that matter. But any writing is about communicating ideas well, and so all writing can be good practice. It’s something you can always improve on. Here are five guidelines I try to […]

Five things I learned during my MA (that weren’t on the syllabus)

According to research by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ‘about half of the PhD candidates in our sample had completed a research preparation Master’s degree before their doctorate. Almost everyone who had done so found the Master’s course of value’*. I certainly learned a lot from my Master’s degree, but there were a few […]