2-minute tip #1: Joining the conversation enhancing postgraduate environments

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.

Developed by Sioux McKenna, Director of Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes University, ably supported by the wonderful graphics of Leo Baasch, leobaasch@gmail.com.

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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.