Have you heard of my tomatoes? It’s brilliant! For someone who is easily distracted, such as myself, such a simple timer tool with regular breaks really helps me to stay on track. Today was my first day using it and I’ve already collected far more tomatoes than I’d ever eat! (Especially, you know, since I […]Read more "Tomatoes"
“I does good grammar, don’t I?” Let me introduce to you my good friends Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. I’ve gone to battle with others for the sake of my precious companions. Indeed, these three musketeers cause me to mount my high horse. I confess, I’ve sneered and scorned those who have failed to befriend or […]Read more "G is for GPS"
When I started my degree, I remember tearing my hair out in frustration. I could not seem to get my head to work like normal people’s brains did enough to be able to study. A close friend would patiently help me and teach basic skills such as planning my week, setting deadlines, basic essay skills. […]Read more "Tips From An ADHD Leader"
“Ah yes, but a degree is, of course, death by reading” my mentor and lecturer, Dr Shane Clifton, encouragingly informed me, as I told him of my great battle to keep up with the content. Crestfallen, I felt there could be little hope for success, when I struggled to even read the prescribed texts. Yet […]Read more "Reading Academically"
Found this helpful word list – enjoy! No words are as helpful while reading as the prepositions and conjunctions that guide your mind along the pathways of the author’s ideas. A word like furthermore says, “Keep going!” However says, “Easy!” Master these words and phrases and you will almost immediately become a better writer, for […]Read more "Pivotal Words"
An introduction is a very important thing! Along with the conclusion, they act like the “bookends” to a good piece of work, holding everything together. I tend to follow a formula for writing my introductions, that gives me a good safe springboard to work from. The most basic introduction follows this formula: Write the question […]Read more "How to write a killer introduction…"