On the use of transition words and phrases in your writing

Words can be magical tools for creating meaning and relating ideas. The right tools can transform your writing from basically getting the job done, to being elegant, well-crafted and persuasive. One of these tools - a fairly misunderstood and under-rated one in my view - is transition words or phrases. Transition words/phrases are those which … Continue reading On the use of transition words and phrases in your writing

Paper writing V: answering the ‘so what?’ question

Writing papers for publication means making and supporting strong arguments. This is hard work: making a firm, well-crafted and persuasive argument takes time. But this time is worth taking because this is the most important aspect of your paper. Without a strong argument, you do not have a contribution to knowledge. And if you don’t … Continue reading Paper writing V: answering the ‘so what?’ question