April 27, 2020
As noted in my last year’ follow up post on this topic, there seems to be a common progression of doctoral research students where the early stage of their writing tends to mainly summarise, focusing on the author as the messenger rather than the message they are portraying, picking up conclusions rather than the process of reaching that conclusion. As the students progress the capabilities then gradually develop into a critical and focused engagement with the literature. And while this is perhaps natural and positive in itself, it also frequently leads to the fact that “old writing” and “new writing” mingle next to each other in an, at times, odd way.
In this 2020 webinar on this matter we extended a bit on the practical examples that we provide so to highlight how initial and later writings might defer, and how ‘old’ and ‘new’ writing parts might sit side-a-side within a given page or even paragraph.
At the end of the webinar I was asked – what are the 3 Dos and Don’ts in a nutshell.
Well, having thought about this a bit, here is my response:
3 Dos in a nutshell:
3 Don’ts in a nutshell:
A recording of the webinar as well as the full slide set is available to registered users here. To those that have some follow up questions, be welcome to post them at the Webinar’s Message Board and we will get back to you.