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I needed a place to start writing, anonymously and quietly, about the process of applying to academic jobs in 2014. I’ve applied to 12 so far, and been rejected from three. 432 more words


有哪些不同的方式讓我可以閱讀研究論文或技術報告以有效地獲得最大的信息? / 如何為我的研究論文或技術報告創建最有效的目錄? (研究生英文編修出版投稿日報) 11/24/2014

* 有哪些不同的方式讓我可以閱讀研究論文或技術報告以有效地獲得最大的信息?
* 如何為我的研究論文或技術報告創建最有效的目錄?
* 學術英文投稿教學影片 (309) Beyond Wikipedia and Google: Academic Research Tools on the Web 236 more words

Day 27

It’s good to be back in the flow of PhDing after my period of low output. The introduction for my first chapter is started so I am finally on the road. 343 more words


Old English - widow

I’m busy working away on the first stage of my analysis for my supervisor which is due at the end of this week. It’s an undertaking which is opening up a myriad of interesting avenues that I need to keep well under control. 144 more words

On Studying Abroad

I am undertaking my PhD at the University of Birmingham (the one in the UK, not in Alabama). I’m from California. This of course means that I’m a non-UK/EU, or rather, an ‘overseas for fees purposes’ student. 1,738 more words


Data analysis

A French writer called Jean de Lafontaine once wrote a fable about an oak and a reed: the oak makes fun of the reed for being shaken by the winds, and so frail and vulnerable. 598 more words