Top tip for writers’ block by Liz-Emily Moen

Top tip for writers’ block by Liz-Emily Moen

The Mischievous Winking Elf Few things at university can make you feel more dejected than attempting to start an essay, but then actually just spending the next hour being slowly hypnotised by the flashing black ‘I‘ on the blank white screen. Like a little mischievous...
Developing Critical Thinking and Writing

Developing Critical Thinking and Writing

Why might you need to do this? Do you get feedback from your tutor which says: ‘Need to develop more critical analysis’, ‘be less descriptive – more critical’, ‘critically analyse …’, ’too little critical analysis’. If so, you may need to read this. Research evidence...
Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

If you have read any of my blogs before, you will know that I like to adopt the ‘What? Where? When? How? Why? and Who? approach (Kipling, 1902). I think this makes it easier to remember things and not miss out on important points when writing reflective accounts. Why...
Searching the literature

Searching the literature

I find the following quotation most helpful – I hope you do too. ‘I keep six honest serving men: (they taught me all I knew). Their names are What and Where and When. And How and Why and Who’ (Rudyard Kipling, ampoule The Elephant’s Child, pilule Just So Stories,...
Planning your Academic Writing

Planning your Academic Writing

P – Preparation, presentation, purpose Prepare yourself: time, place and space. Prepare by having the guidelines/instructions at hand. Know the word length, presentation requirements and the deadline for the work. If there are specific criteria, be aware of these....