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ScholarStudio Sessions: Necessary Repetition in the Dissertation

Many people worry that their dissertations feel repetitive. If they don’t, there’s a problem.

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five days five quotes challenge – #3

The way to describe a first and last sentence in a piece of writing is just.too much!!
Again, in awe to Patt Thomson and her magnificent advise. I am getting there!

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So far so good with the quotations then. This one may seem bitdifferent at first – but then maybe you are starting to see a bit of a theme in my choices...

First sentences are promissory notes. Whether they foreshadowplot, sketch in character, establish mood, or jump-start arguments, the road ahead of them stretches invitingly and all things are, at least for the moment, possible. Last sentences are more contained in their possibilities. They can sum up, refuse to sum up, change the subject, leave you satisfied, leave you wanting more, put everything into perspective, or explode perspectives. They do have one advantage: they become the heirs of the interest that isgenerated by everything that precedes them; they don’t have to start the engine, all they have to do is shut it down. This means they often come across as elegiac: the reader is leaving something he or she…

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Writing! Writing! Only doing it I can improve

I will start tomorrow a summer challenge #AcWriSummer, aimed at improving my writing skills and to practice, coached by others, to stick to a writing schedule. Although I am a hard worker it is difficult for me to stick to a schedule. I tend to be driven by deadlines although I start to produce ideas and collect material at the beginning of any writing or research challenge, the engine starts producing very near of the deadline leaving little room and time for editing and revising, a fundamental part of writing.

We are going to use the book How to write an article in 12 weeks written by Wendy Belcher. I started to do some research about the book and I found a podcast with @WendyLBelcher on writing productivity.

Structure as a booster for the argument

By Susan Carter In our writing class we were talking about the structure of academic writing. Although structure is a framework that can be revised through ordinary workerly diligence, its effect w…

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Improving my writing skills with the Magna Carta

I am taking a very curious MOOC with Future Learn, Exploring English: Magna Carta. I want to improve my writing skills and I thought this is an interesting way to deepen my knowledge about the Magna Carta and at the same time improve my writing skills.
I am sharing this as I consider the resource can be useful for others interested in improving their english writing skills. The learning is contextualised in one of the most important documents in humanity: The Magna Carta!  I am very curious how the design of the course is going to be as I am my self a teacher interested in the use of technology in the process of learning.

Click here and here to see two beautifully illustrated videos that explains briefly what the document is about and its importance throughout history.

Let’s see how it goes!

 

Guide to Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Journals

http://www.proof-reading-services.org/guide/files/index.html
From Giorgio Bertini’s blog! 
Thank you for sharing!