Over the next few videos, I’m going to focus exclusively on writing (because this is one of the most common things academics struggle with).
Taking literature reviews, for example, just trying to summarize a huge mountain of literature won’t work. But if you have an understanding of some basic principles of narrative then it becomes much easier.
It’s not about summarizing individual papers and what people did or said, but about understanding what the literature is responding to and using that to set up a context.
The literature responds to two main things; the specific research problem or question and the existing literature around that problem.
How to write your PhD thesis: The secrets of academic writing
21st November 2018 2018
When you set up that context, everything else can find it’s place (though of course there’s a bit more to it than that).
How to write a compelling literature review
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