Lucy English As PhD students and researchers, communicating with people outside our discipline can open our minds, expand our horizons and help to develop our thinking. It can also lead to fruitful collaboration. In a session for PhD researchers about…
Critical thinking is a skill you already have, put to work in a new environment. It gets easier with practice.
You may want to launch into your most difficult task first. But if this feels intimidating, start with the quick, simple jobs.
Use focussed tasks to turn editing from a fuzzy, depressing process into a proactive, task-based operation with clear goals.
Trying reading your work aloud, recruiting a proofreading buddy, and converting your text into an unusual font to spot your errors.
Use your Zoom workshops to create space for dialogue, for sharing experiences, and for building relationships with others facing the same challenges.
Learning and teaching online isn’t just about moving a face-to-face workshop to Zoom.
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.
Writing training for PhD students is best when it is differentiated for each year group.