Academic writing

3 hacks to writing effectively
3 hacks to writing effectively
by | Features

Most academic writers either don’t make a writing plan, or make a writing plan but don’t stick to it. For those that do write after making a plan to, the problem is that we do both in isolation. Jane Jones shares her tips on how we can increase our writing productivity. 

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
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We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]

Tenure-Track? No, but thanks…
Tenure-Track? No, but thanks…
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Who deliberately abandons the job security of the tenure-track to pursue what she considers truly fulfilling? Jane Jones! She shares her story with Stylish Academic below… I vividly recall the moment I decided to become a sociologist. As an undergraduate, I sat in a sociology seminar listening to the professor debate a graduate student (at […]

Dani’s AcWriMo Plans
Dani’s AcWriMo Plans
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Dani Arigo is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA, USA). She is also a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of PA. Her field is Clinical Health Psychology (Ph.D., 2012). Dani speaks: As a clinical psychologist, my expertise is in adult psychopathology – understanding the development, assessment, and treatment of mental health conditions […]

“write in your voice”, But What does it mean?
“write in your voice”, But What does it mean?
by | Lifestyle

Guardian UK published a viral article on The Key to a Successful PhD: Write in Your Own Voice. Honestly, this is easier said than done! If I were to take this advice verbatim, I would be writing my thesis like a blog post. We all know that is one way to ask for trouble with the […]