College

UPDATE: See end of blog post. At times finding quotes and references in student essays, and even in academic works, can be a bit like the old gameshow Catchphrase. Although on the whole quotations should be clearly referenced, and therefore relatively easily found, there are occasionally those which send you…

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The OODA loop and Cognitive Biases

This morning I gave a brief talk on several of the cognitive biases that have featured on here over the last few months, and their often stormy relationship with our rapid decision making/heuristic processes. During that talk I mentioned the OODA (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) loop briefly, and a couple of people asked questions…

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Work, Research and Organisational Tools Overview

When working, or studying, or for that matter going about daily life there are a multitude of skills and disciplines that will help us be better at whatever we are doing. Some of those skills and disciplines I will look at in the Wednesday and Friday sessions. But in addition…

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New Study Series beginning in February

With the start of the new academic year it is worth considering some methods, skills and tools for study in the year ahead. This year I have decided to put together a short seven week blog series covering many of the questions I am regularly asked when it comes to…

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What is the Point?

Recently I was at the ETS and then SBL/AAR conferences in the US, with about 15,000 people descending on San Diego for the SBL/AAR conference alone. While one of the Ridley lecturers, Andrew Malone, and I were heading out for dinner we encountered a lady who challenged us on what…

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