2-minute tip #1: Joining the conversation
Two-minute tips provide short suggestions on how to improve your research. This two-minute tip looks at how writing is about contributing to a field. The tip argues that because academic knowledge is a contribution to an existing conversation, we need to have read widely and deeply to find out what has come before us. Rushing to collect data or to comment on our views without first engaging in the deliberations in the field is problematic.
Explore these additional resources
- Just write – a video about getting going on your writing
- How to keep a reading journal – a video about making sense of the literature for yourself
- Supporting academic writing practices in postgraduate studies – this useful booklet provides a number of activities to improve academic writing
- 2-minute tip #2: Relationship to texts – this short video offers a deliberation on how the postgraduate scholar relates to the texts she reads
- 2-minute tip #3: Direct or indirect quotes – this short video offers a look at when to reference directly and when to paraphrase into your own words
Who might find this useful?
The two-minute tips might be useful for any supervisors or students who would like a bit of inspiration. They also make quick additions to a workshop.