Monthly Archives: April 2012

rules for conference presentations

Having just returned from a conference where the presentations were a little mixed – to say the least – I was reminded of the reality that conference presentations are not the same as the conference paper. The paper is the … Continue reading

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academic travel diary: the airport

The sign at security says “Take your laptop out of its case”. So there’s my little mini-mac sitting neatly in the big plastic tray. Yes, it’s small isn’t it, and it really doesn’t weigh much at all. But there’s not … Continue reading

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what do academic writing and dance music have in common?

My son is a musician. He DJs and performs, writes and records and he does pretty well – you can check him out here and here. I had a conversation with him a while ago about his music writing and … Continue reading

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things they don’t tell you about writing

a joint post by Inger Mewburn, the Thesis Whisperer, and Pat Thomson Did you plan to be a professional writer? Most academics we meet in our work don’t. What usually draws people to academia is teaching. When you think about … Continue reading

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concluding the journal article

The conclusion to a journal article is very important. Of course, it’s hard to end things. There’s no equivalent in the journal article to the text message that says you’re dumped… or more elegantly, reader I married him. It’s important … Continue reading

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