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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]

Save your tomorrow self by following these Top 10 Best Practices for Writing in Scrivener 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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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: Customise Your Icons

  from Flaticon.com Did you know it’s possible to customise the icons in Scrivener? I’ve customised mine to represent the country flags of the two places that I did my fieldwork (Brazil and Timor-Leste). This makes it visually easy to … Continue reading

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