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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: 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]

Save your tomorrow self by following these Top 10 Best Practices for Writing in Scrivener 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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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Comments, Footnotes and Inline Annotations

Comments, Footnotes and Inline Annotations should all have different purposes when you are writing a thesis. A previous post discussed how to use Project Notes and Document Notes to keep your thought organised as you write your thesis. I recommended using … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Compose Mode with Floating Inspector or Quick Reference

Compose mode is used to write without distraction from the (very) busy Scrivener interface.  It is easy enough to enter compose mode 1.Click on the section that you wish to work on (write/edit) 2. Click Compose from the top bar … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Icons

Icons in the Scrivener Binder are a great tool to quickly orientate yourself in your writing. Icons in Scrivener Binder have two functions Icons can tell you some basic information about your writing Icons can visually orientate you to different sections of … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Setting Up a Thesis Structure importing from Word

This post will cover importing and working from a Microsoft Word document that you’ve already started. Before proceeding I highly recommend that you’ve downloaded Scrivener and spent a few hours undertaking the Interactive Tutorial and/or watched some Literature and Latte … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Setting Up a Thesis Structure using Scrivener Template

Here we are at the beginning. Before proceeding I highly recommend that you’ve downloaded Scrivener and spent a few hours undertaking the Interactive Tutorial and/or watched some Literature and Latte YouTubes (at least watch the Introduction one). This will give … Continue reading

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