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Category Archives: Successful Strategies
Historians take a lot of notes. I discovered my love of note taking while reading Tolkien. The detailed lists, genealogies and summaries I created as a child are still with me. I experimented with different forms of note taking back … Continue reading → Continue reading
It has been said that the difference between a good sports announcer and Dan Dierdorf a bad one is that a bad announcer tells the audience what he thinks should have happened on the field of play whereas a … Continue reading → Continue reading
So there I was: it was the third week of December, and I had one more chapter to write to complete my second dissertation draft (instead of writing and revising one chapter at a time, I wrote complete and subsequent … Continue reading → Continue reading
So, if you’ve been keeping up with us for the past few blogs, we’ve been talking about attending conferences. I’d like to devote this particular post to “posturing” for two reasons: 1) I think that, in many cases, it’s assumed … Continue reading → Continue reading
“Every archive is different,” says Deborah Lilton, the librarian for the departments of English, Theatre, and African American Studies here at Vanderbilt University. “Really, the only thing they all have in common is that you can’t take anything home.” As … Continue reading → Continue reading
Dissertation Coaches and Writing Groups For many of us the dissertation process can be very daunting and lead to long periods of stagnation and frustration. Several of my colleagues have found ways of combating this by working with others. Two … Continue reading → Continue reading
The Physicality of Writing: It’s important to keep in mind how physical aspects can affect (or inhibit) your writing. Here are some important things to keep in mind: Lighting: Be sure you have plenty of light to avoid eye strain … Continue reading → Continue reading
In light of the fact that the application deadline–Friday, June 8, 2012–is fast approaching for the Writing Studio’s Dissertation Writers’ Retreat (which will be held July 9-13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), we thought we’d devote this post to information about … Continue reading → Continue reading