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PhD Talk: Top 3 tips for literature review success


The best tip is to write little and often vs. Make it a practice to get in early, or write at home or on your commute and write for up to an hour each day.

And when stuck free write, literature review hq. Just unload and look at it the next day. Advantages - you develop fluency, you don't lose your train of thought, on the drip feed method, before you know it you have written and rewritten 10 pages, literature review hq, you don't burn out, you stop those long spells of "I must get started".

Get a calendar and cross out each day that you write - and don't break the chain. Good advice. I skipped the Literature Review chapter and start with my Data collection chapter. I felt like I was drowning in an ocean of literature, but tonight I will try to start at least to write something.

Thank you for your advice, I'm just getting back into my writing again after a long period of no writing so this is really helpful, literature review hq. Time to get on it. Thankyou i r eal l y l ove i t. I really l i ked th i s part of the art i clew i th a n i ce and i nterest i ng top i cs have helped a lot of people who do not challenge th i ngs people should know.

Good tips Eva. All three I'm going to try and implement and I especially like the literature review hq about perspective - getting an octopus into a jar seems like an interesting challenge and one that you actually want to tackle!!

Sunday, March 16, Top 3 tips for literature review success. Today I have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ben Libberton, who shares his best advice for the literature review with us. He currently manages two blogs.

Now, as a confused but enthusiastic postdoc, he aims to collect the literature review hq and wisdom of experts and share it at the Postdoc Lounge. The lit review can be tough. To me this is like trying to learn how to drive a car without having any lessons. I want to outline some quick tips in this article. I want to give literature review hq something literature review hq you can implement right now that will help you see a difference in your literature review writing and your productivity.

However, before I begin, I think I must say the biggest thing that affected my progress as a writer was training and education. For some reason, literature review hq, I never considered writing the literature review as a discrete skill that could be learned. This was a huge mistake. What I should have done is started out trying to understand writing as a skill and learning how to do it.

So whatever stage you are at now, commit to your academic education and find a way to learn about writing. So, if we want to play the piano, we have to take some piano lessons right? The first major tip I would give is to alter your perspective. For me this was so powerful that as soon as I heard it, my writing changed instantly.

She outlines some useful metaphors to use when thinking about the literature review. Whenever I thought about writing, I would think of climbing a huge mountain or drowning in a sea of literature. Pat says we should think about the literature review as more of a creative challenge. A much more useful analogy for the literature review is trying to get an octopus into a jar. When you think about drowning in a sea of literature and putting an octopus into a jar you feel totally different.

The first invokes feelings of panic and fear. There is a sense of impending doom and the thought that the only way out is to swim for your life until your muscles give out. Drastic - I know, but this is how many of us feel. The second analogy makes us think about and interesting problem to solve. There is no impending doom, just an outcome that we want and hurdle in our way. We are free to observe the entire problem before making judgments and we are free to step away and think.

The other thing that helps me get literature review hq on my writing is when I found out that you can pay people to write your literature review for you.

I calculated on my blog that it would take one of these professionals 2. The next tip would be to plan more than you do now, literature review hq. Planning IS writing. When it comes to the lit review, having a good plan is like having someone next to your telling you what to type.

You just work away as fast as your fingers will go and the literature review magically appears. While planning and writing are part of the same process it is very useful to separate them into two stages. I think doing this solves many problems with writers block. Firstly you plan and work out exactly what it is you want to say. Then when you write, you simply decide how you are going to say it.

The beauty is that doing it this way, before you sit down to type, you already know exactly what you are going to say. The Third and final tip is about feedback. Give, and Seek Feedback at every stage of your writing.

Seeking feedback is kind of obvious but in my experience, nobody does it enough. Remember to be respectful of literature review hq and their time but make sure that you seek feedback. Try not to just ask for comments either. If you have a particular problem, tell people what the problem is and what you are trying to do. Giving feedback is possible one of the most underrated and quickest ways to improve your writing and confidence.

Literature review hq your group, simply offer to critically read the work of your colleagues. You might not be confident at first but as soon as someone agrees, there is pressure on you to do literature review hq good job, literature review hq.

In other words you have something to lose, literature review hq, you have a stake in the game. As hard as it might be, literature review hq, critically read and comment on your friends work. Use reference books and papers if you have to. So there are my three top tips. My aim for this was fast results. I think that implementing any of this will give a noticeable improvement within a week. Are they earth shattering? What do you think? Let me know what literature review hq think in the comments.

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This piece was written by Ben from the Literature Review HQ. Ben describes his blog as a “Literature review how to – from beginning to end”. In this post Ben reflects on his own PhD journey now he has some distance from it. You can find a permanent link to the Lit Review HQ on . Literature Review HQ. 2, likes · 2 talking about this. Help with the literature review from beginning to widmfens.tkers: K. Mar 16,  · He currently manages two blogs. At Literature Review HQ he aims to guide students through what he found to be the most difficult part of the PhD - the Lit Review. Now, as a confused but enthusiastic postdoc, he aims to collect the advice and wisdom of experts and share it at the Postdoc Lounge. The lit review can be widmfens.tk: Eva Lantsoght.