Author Archives: Sarina Kilham

About Sarina Kilham

I'm a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Trained as a social scientist and with a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, I'm interested in farmer's experiences of growing feedstock for biodiesel production. My research has focused on biodiesel production in Brazil and Timor-Leste. Also on Twitter @sarinakilham and blogging at thequalitativeresearcher.net

Taking a Pause for some Slow Scholarship

Will be back soon…..

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Summer Reading – learning to work with Feedback

Take a deep breath. No-one likes to have their precious writing critiqued, and it can be very easy to feel defensive and annoyed. But remember a condition of academic writing is that we expose ourselves to critique. We must learn … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Getting Started on Writing (or death to the blank page)

As a thesis writer, I’ve discovered a lot about writing, myths about writing and even some pedagogy about writing. I’ve received much advice about writing and struggled with it. The best books I’ve read has been Kamler & Thomson 2014 … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Upcoming Workshops at University of Technology Sydney

For UTS Postgraduate students – I’ll be doing another Scrivener for Thesis Writing Workshop as part of the UTS Graduate Research School ‘Summer Research School’ in November 2016.   This is mostly aimed at students new to Scrivener.  If you … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Using Synopsis as a Topic Sentence checker

Topic Sentences are important in academic writing.  The Thesis Whisperer has blogged about “The Zombie Thesis” and how a lack of clear topic sentences can make your thesis, well, zombie like. Luckily, Scrivener has several awesome built-in features that makes regular checking … Continue reading

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10 Best Practices in Scrivener to save your “tomorrow self” [Thesis writing]

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PhD and – >Derby Blues — Eat, Sleep, Live Derby In The World of Kiki’N Da Teef

This image is actually about Roller Derby – but I bet it made you think of a PhD / Research experience! Let’s just say that I wanted to kick my helmet across the rink yesterday. Yes, it was one of … Continue reading

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When word counts count: Responses to last week’s post from @thesiswhisperer and @katrinafee — The Research Whisperer

Re-Sharing this post as I like the different academic viewpoints. I’ve found word counts really helpful in staying on track but also realise that they can mask a lot of work-that-is-yet-to-be-done. My post last week – “Your word count means … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Evernote and Google Drive

Scrivener is an awesome writing tool- but you’re likely to have your research bits and pieces in other software like Evernote and Google Drive. I use Evernote for keeping my Supervision Notes,PhD reflections and web clippings about potential supervisors. I … Continue reading

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