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Thinking . . . Please Wait

Don’t forget to think

1 Starting thoughts When an essay assignment arrives, read the title slowly. Put it aside for an hour then read it again. Take 15 minutes to ask yourself: • Do I understand what’s being asked of me? You might need…

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Stuck in a rut?

Ideas tend to come when we’re not racking our brains. They surprise us when the mind is relaxed and wandering over our material.
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Thinking time

The particular rhythms of repetitive tasks and tedious domestic duties can give you valuable problem-solving space.
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An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump 1768

Pictures make words

Max Adams During workshops with undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students, I use images – anything from films to works of art – to help them to develop their sense of story and visualise its shape. In great art, as in…

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