In the publish or perish world, sometimes it feels like a guilty pleasure to write for fun. However, polishing individual concepts in clear language rarely gets in the way of stimulating broader connections. Here is a wonderful blog post by Calvin Ho from the Thesis Whisperer on blog writing as a practice.
Calvin Ho (@calvinhyj) is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He researches skilled labour immigration policies in Western countries. Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at UCLA, he also mentors minority students planning to pursue doctorates in the humanities and social sciences.
Calvin is an avid blogger and in this post he will tell you how blogging can help you with your PhD writing. If you want to see how PhD students blog, have a look at our page of PhD blogs. Take it away Calvin!
Academics don’t often talk about how they write. By how, I mean the nitty-gritty how. Sure, you may set up your laptop in a coffee shop and open up a Word document, but how do you go from blank page to finished thesis?
One strategy is to write blog posts. Many academics are wary of…
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