You might be surprised to learn that it could be more efficient to spend less time on drafting and longer on other aspects of your writing.
If your essay is peppered with comments such as ‘Who?’ or ‘What?’, you may have made a common grammatical error. To check, look for the pronouns.
Next time you are about to throw that double-glazing brochure in the recycling bin, stop. It is worth studying how the language and look have been crafted.
Exploring their research question in a supportive environment helps early-stage researchers to manage the uncertainty of their topic.
Getting off-screen and looking at your research in two and three dimensions can help you see the ‘big picture’ more clearly.
Whatever the format of your PhD, you can adapt your work to publish it in academic journals.
Tutors can teach critical thinking to all students, and it is best to introduce it from the start of their university journey. Offering skills training at the beginning of the course provides a framework for students who are new to critical thinking and helps more experienced students to achieve highly.
Even if you feel safer with the passive voice, consider how you might use the occasional active sentence to liven up your writing.
Ten-minute bursts aren’t miracle cures for writing challenges, but they are powerful, uncomplicated tools in the writer’s armoury.