The conclusion is a tricky chapter. Firstly because you're probably knackered from writing a whole thesis. Secondly because knowing what to include without too much repetition is a tough call. There is no consensus over just how long a conclusion should be and examiners will have their preferences. So, what should you do then? I'm… Continue reading Resources for writing your PhD conclusion
A thesis is a big piece of writing. If you're anything like me, you're becoming increasingly aware of this as the deadline approaches... Some of us will find our thesis structure emerges effortlessly, others of us will struggle to think how best to put it together. So I've rounded up some top tips and useful… Continue reading Resources for structuring your thesis
The BSA Postgraduate Forum is looking for a new Social Media Co-convenor and a Website and Funding Co-convenor to join the team. The Social Media Convenor's main role will be to monitor the BSA PGForum's social media accounts, respond to messages and engage with other prominent figures on social media, to promote events run by… Continue reading Call for PGForum Convenors
The 21st century in the United States continues to be marked by persistent disparities between members of different classes, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Influencers of this society seem bent on polarizing citizens along their diverse identities, often blaming those already disadvantaged for the nation’s apparent plights. Elite white men still benefit from a political,… Continue reading Making social justice advocates of straight white college men, Jörg Vianden
Last month we reached out on academic Twitter looking for advice for first year PhD students. We had lots of comments with some wonderful advice that we’ve put together into one constructive, positive blog post. Here are our top picks: EXERCISE. Lots of people stressed the importance of doing exercise and making sure you take… Continue reading Advice for anyone starting a PhD
How is it that a blank page, with that blinking cursor, can be so intimidating? Free writing exercises are used by writers of all kinds of books and articles, from fiction to academic and journalistic. They help you "just write" when you can't think of where to start; they help you put those first few… Continue reading Free writing exercises to get typing!