The connections between the act of research and referencing

As an editor, I often read papers and theses with varying degrees of consistent and well-considered referencing. The most recent MA thesis I edited presented the inspiration for this post - many references included in the text and left out of the list (10 pages' worth), and several easily corrected errors, such as transposing author … Continue reading The connections between the act of research and referencing

New academic wikipedias? On finding cool, accessible reading and resources

I facilitated a writing retreat last week, and in the course of a one-on-one consultation I mentioned how useful The Conversation would be as a resource for a writer's developing paper. He had no idea what I was talking about. So, we looked it up and he was really excited at having shorter, but well-regarded … Continue reading New academic wikipedias? On finding cool, accessible reading and resources