Hello research writers! Along with two fabulous graduate assistants, Abena Boachie and Xiaolin Xu, we have created a whole range of videos on thesis writing, writing for publication and why writing is sometimes so difficult. Generously funded by Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies, we have created short animated videos that are, hopefully, more entertaining than my long rambling PowerPoint videos.
On this blog, we will be creating new pages to organise the videos for you and these will be posted shortly. In the meantime, all the videos are freely available on YouTube and you can find them if you search “Cecile Badenhorst”. There are 25 new videos to add to the existing 16 videos. All the videos are based on literature from the field of Writing Studies, my own research, and from many, many years of teaching research writing to master’s and doctoral students. They are a culmination of “things that work”.
I hope you enjoy the videos and find them helpful. Any suggestions for further videos would be welcome because we will be making more.
This is just to let you know that a new special section of Vol. 28 of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie has just been published, titled “Play, Visual strategies and Innovative Approaches to Graduate Student Writing Development.” Britt Amell and myself had the wonderful task of putting together this special edition. We enjoyed working with the authors, reviewers and the editorial team from CJSDW.
This section comprises eight pieces by contributors from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Thailand. The table of contents is outlined below, or you can visit the website at http://journals.sfu.ca/cjsdw/index.php/cjsdw
Please enjoy the selection of papers and share them widely with those to whom they may be of interest.
Finding time to write is an ongoing problem for many writers. It’s the number one issue that gets raised in my classes.
This morning, I listened to a podcast by Writing Excuses which I found very useful. It’s called: ‘Butt in chair, hands on keyboard‘. Although not developed for academic writers, much of what they have to say is relevant.
Listen and see what you think.