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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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Wish-lists: Scrivener for Thesis Writing

I’m getting ready for a year of blogging Scrivener for Thesis Writing and have a good stock of Scrivener for Thesis Writing posts in the pipeline. But I’m also wondering for those already writing your thesis (either in Scrivener or … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Project and Document Notes

One of the tricky aspects of writing a thesis is that you have to bring together a huge amount of information in a way that no-one has done before. This may involve learning about writing as you write it, incorporating … Continue reading

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Slow Scholarship

“the article develops a feminist ethics of care that challenges the isolating effects and embodied work conditions inherent to the increasing demands placed on academics within the neoliberal university.” Continue reading

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Scrivener For Thesis Writing: Setting Writing Targets

This is one of my favourite features of Scrivener. Actually known as ‘project targets’, Scrivener allows you to set word count targets for the overall project [thesis] and sub-sections within. With this feature you can set a word target for each … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Bibliographic Software [Endnote]

It is possible to use Scrivener and bibliographic software. I’m most familiar with Endnote, so this tutorial will focus on Endnote, though I’m sure that you could adapt it to other software. Note: Scrivener does not do CWYW – it … Continue reading

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Scrap Booking Your Thesis Thoughts

Much of the advice about doing a PhD and in particular the ‘writing the thesis’ part involves doing mindmaps, network diagrams, scribbles, drawings – any type of visualisation technique that will allow you to break from the 2 dimensional linear-word-on-page and get out that 3 dimensional understanding that you have of your research. Continue reading

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Coding through your embarrassment

Anyone who has had to listen their own recorded voice will relate to this. It’s the cringe factor and embarrassment of hearing your own voice, mannerisms and ‘research-self’ in your research recordings. I’ve never heard anyone say oh, but I … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing: Backing Up, Snapshots & Compiling

You’ve probably heard it a million times, but you need backups. There is nothing more tragic than a lost thesis due to software failure /hardware failure/loss/theft (ok, there are more tragic things and Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers is one … 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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