Study Methods

If you have been fol­low­ing this blog then you will know that I am no tech­no­log­i­cal lud­dite, with many of the most viewed posts deal­ing with Zotero, Scrivener and oth­er com­put­er based writ­ing man­age­ment soft­ware. However, recent­ly things have been chang­ing, although per­haps not for the rea­sons that first come…

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Zotero++ Addons and Extensions

For a while now I have had some minor annoy­ances with Zotero and how it inte­grates with Scrivener. A lot of it has to do with need­ing to use Word for the final out­put stage as the RTFScan in Zotero gives you very few oth­er options. One of the prob­lems…

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Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol

Came across this help­ful arti­cle today that reflects on some of the top­ics cov­ered in the skills series. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exhaustion-is-not-a-status-symbol/2012/10/02/19d27aa8-0cba-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html In this inter­view with researcher Brené Brown, she looks at some of the out­come from her research on lead­er­ship and busy­ness, and has some great insight into some of the process­es behind…

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Have a Break have a… — Exercise and Rest

Today we have come to the final post in this sev­en weeks series on study skills and meth­ods, and just as God rest­ed on the sev­enth day in Genesis, so too this post will cov­er rest… and a cou­ple of oth­er things. While in many ways this post at the…

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How To Get Those Thoughts Out — Writing with Scrivener and Scapple

The final stage of the research process is usu­al­ly syn­the­sis, where ideas and con­cepts come togeth­er in a new form. But those syn­the­ses rarely meet their goals if they are sim­ply stored in your head. While there are many block­ers in the writ­ing process, from cog­ni­tive blocks to research issues,…

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Every Scholar is an Island… or not — Peer Learning & Community

A pre­vi­ous pro­fes­sor of mine used to give this adage: ‘Knowledge comes through learn­ing, but mas­tery comes through teach­ing.’ In many ways this rings true with expe­ri­ence being the coun­ter­part to knowl­edge that aids in gain­ing mas­tery of a sub­ject. One may know every­thing that there is to know about…

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