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10 tips for more concise writing

Writing concisely is a great skill–useful for 200-word conference abstracts, 7000-word articles, elegant emails and effective cover letters. Here are 10 tips that I have gleaned over time. 1. Start sentences with the subject.  This is both a grammatical point

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10 tips for more concise writing

Writing concisely is a great skill–useful for 200-word conference abstracts, 7000-word articles, elegant emails and effective cover letters. Here are 10 tips that I have gleaned over time. 1. Start sentences with the subject.  This is both a grammatical point

Why I’m not a Girl Guide any more

Okay, this is the final post, I think, in this mini-series on how my very, very brief time in the Girl Guides actually gave me some super-useful life skills, and how they can help us in academia. Except this one

Why I’m not a Girl Guide any more

Okay, this is the final post, I think, in this mini-series on how my very, very brief time in the Girl Guides actually gave me some super-useful life skills, and how they can help us in academia. Except this one

Lion, tiger and bear stamps. ArtsWrite 2015.

Recognising voluntary labour in Higher Education: More things I learned from Girl Guides

I was a Girl Guide once. Not for very long, but there were a few things I learned there that have stayed with me as useful for life. Here’s the first in a new mini-series of posts about it.  Badges

Lion, tiger and bear stamps. ArtsWrite 2015.

Recognising voluntary labour in Higher Education: More things I learned from Girl Guides

I was a Girl Guide once. Not for very long, but there were a few things I learned there that have stayed with me as useful for life. Here’s the first in a new mini-series of posts about it.  Badges

‘Scout’s Pace': Or what I learned in Girl Guides that we should use in the workplace

I was a Girl Guide once. Not for very long, but there were a few things I learned there that have stayed with me as useful for life. Last time, I talked about badges and volunteering. Here’s the second post in

‘Scout’s Pace': Or what I learned in Girl Guides that we should use in the workplace

I was a Girl Guide once. Not for very long, but there were a few things I learned there that have stayed with me as useful for life. Last time, I talked about badges and volunteering. Here’s the second post in

How to Do a Literature Review recommends ‘Catagorising the kinds of work you do’

It’s always great to see that people find stuff on this blog useful! Aurélie, an academic librarian working in London, runs How To Do A Literature Review, with lots of useful and engaging content. She often collects some great academic stuff from around

How to Do a Literature Review recommends ‘Catagorising the kinds of work you do’

It’s always great to see that people find stuff on this blog useful! Aurélie, an academic librarian working in London, runs How To Do A Literature Review, with lots of useful and engaging content. She often collects some great academic stuff from around

Mapping your tasks onto the matrix, by Katherine Firth

Categorising the kinds of work you do

I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity and efficiency recently. Reading yet more articles about startups working a 4 day week/ the 4 hour work week / the 2pm project, it occurs to me that these are all based on assumptions

Mapping your tasks onto the matrix, by Katherine Firth

Categorising the kinds of work you do

I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity and efficiency recently. Reading yet more articles about startups working a 4 day week/ the 4 hour work week / the 2pm project, it occurs to me that these are all based on assumptions

The PhD Quest: Arise, become a peer.

This is a post I started eighteen months ago. It was only after my last post, on warfare and Foucault, This is not a test, that I felt I was ready to finish this off and send it out into

The PhD Quest: Arise, become a peer.

This is a post I started eighteen months ago. It was only after my last post, on warfare and Foucault, This is not a test, that I felt I was ready to finish this off and send it out into