The hidden danger of procrastination

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Did you know that procrastination is actually bad? Yea, I know. It came as a shock to me too. Ok, sorry. I can’t help being sarcastic sometimes. But the point is, procrastination is an important topic for us writers. It’s very easy to put things off and when we have deadlines and goals to achieve, […]

Reference = Authority?

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Do more references make a better lit review? This is a psychological principle that you really have to be careful about. I know it exists because in academia, everyone is obsessed with the number of references. People ask how many references they should use. People say that their lit review has been judged as having […]

Time Management during your literature review

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Time management is a big deal when it comes to the literature review. Getting the most out of the time we have is essential, especially when we are busy with 1001 things.   Time management is also complicated. It can often seem like it’s the answer to all our problems. If only we had more time, […]

How to win 16 times per day

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That’s 112 times per week, around 496 times per month and 5840 times per year. Not bad right? Winning is really important when we’re writing. When we feel like we’re achieving and getting somewhere, we always feel motivated to do more. It also prevents us from falling into a depression of procrastination when we don’t […]

The benefits of writing 10,000 words per day

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As quite often happens, I was moved and inspired by a recent post by Inger on The Thesis Whisperer blog entitled “How to write 10,000 words per day“. Now to start with, this is quite a controversial idea so I want to clarify how I interpret this title. It doesn’t mean, “how to produce a […]