This post reflects on the affordances and challenges of creating an annotated bibliography as a way in to scoping your field, and drafting your literature review, whether for a paper or a postgraduate thesis. I am working on a project with 3 colleagues at the moment, the first part of which is writing a literature … Continue reading Annotated bibliography to literature review: a way in?
If you ask a cross-section of postgraduate students what one of the best (or worst) parts of doing their MA or PhD is, most of them will likely tell you something about their supervisor(s). A supervisor can make or break a postgraduate degree process, and I have to say I have heard too many terrible … Continue reading Managing a relationship with your supervisor/s
Reading: it's a tough subject for postgraduate students. I have written here, here, and here about reading - how much to read, what to read, how to find reading you need to do. In this post I want to think a bit about strategic reading: reading to fill certain gaps in your writing, or to … Continue reading Strategic reading: filling gaps in your writing
I have been pondering the issue of self-sabotage lately in relation to various parts of my life. I have been wondering, mainly, why I do this, and trying to spot the signs so I can try to head myself off at the pass. Lovely husband and I then started talking about all the parts of … Continue reading Acts of self-sabotage