Students use critical thinking all the time but often aren't sure how to apply it to academic tasks.
It's helpful to discover which conceptual metaphors work for your own writing.
'Swiftly reading your own or other people’s work for the flow of ideas across paragraphs is a great way to improve your argumentation.'
'Good academic writers communicate their ideas simply and clearly, conveying a sense of wonder or excitement about their subject.'
When writing your thesis, you may find that you go through moments of disengagement and even be tempted to give up. If this happens, try to reconnect with your passion for the subject.
'Freewriting is a marvellous complement to academic writing.'
'I try to write only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. In this way, I am putting some boundaries around my work.'
Setting a point of no return forces you to stop, take an objective look at your work and spot any wrong turns before you go any further.
Writing training for PhD students is best when it is differentiated for each year group.
To communicate well, make sure critical information is first and foremost.