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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: 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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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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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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Birthing the Thesis vs Birth

There is a common analogy between writing a thesis and giving birth. Several bloggers have talked about the long process of creating their ‘thesis baby’ and a their real baby.  And whilst I can relate to this analogy to some … Continue reading

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How to Write your Thesis when you can’t write.

I’ve been doing some DIY thesis writing retreats. I wish my Graduate Research School would offer them, but they don’t. And I’m highly unproductive at my desk on 2. 5 days a week, so I started scheduling some chunky time … Continue reading

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