Petre & Rugg (2010). Presentations. (The Unwritten Rules Of PhD Research.)

“… don’t sacrifice the evidence, otherwise your take-away message won’t be convincing. Don’t short-change the context, otherwise the research choices may not make sense. Don’t forget to motivate the question, otherwise the audience might wonder why you’re bothering.” (p 173)

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Petre & Rugg (2010). Writing structure and style.

“Work backwards from where you want to end up. You want to end up with the examiners looking pleased and relieved as they finish reading your thesis and settle down to watch the latest re-run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or whatever examiners do in the evening.” (p 143-144)

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Dyment & O’Connell (2014). When the Ink Runs Dry: Implications for Theory and Practice When Educators Stop Keeping Reflective Journals.

“… we interpreted a reflective journal to be an integrative one in [page break] which the writers critically analyse and grapple with theory, practice, and connections between theory and practice. Importantly, a reflective journal extends beyond the narrower focus of other types of journals by encouraging the writer to take a holistic view of their experience.” (p 418-419)

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Guide: LibreOffice Writer template for student papers following APA style

APA Template Guide

The template was designed, in large part, to conform to the requirements of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition (2009). In addition, the template incorporates certain formatting conventions and enhancements to assist university students in the writing of academic papers.

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Zotero: Notes, Quotes, & Annotations

The thing that makes Zotero great is the citation plug-in that can be used in NeoOffice. Any item I’ve saved from my online research using Zotero in Firefox is immediately available through the Zotero citation and bibliography toolbar in NeoOffice. I can select from a number of desired citation styles — in my case it’s … Read more

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