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How do you feel about writing?

How do you feel when you think about writing? In this article I’ll let you know what the keys are to positive writing experiences. Many PhD students have had little or no positive writing experiences, and because writing is one of the most important skills you need, it is very…

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How to not get lost in your text

For a lot of PhD students it is difficult to keep an overview on all the texts they are writing for their thesis or articles. You have many different versions of your text, comments, in between versions, draft versions, documents with notes and remarks, summaries, references… In short: enough to…

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Thé best tip to write more effectively

Often I am asked what the most important tip is for writing effectively. Of course there is a lot to say about that, you can become more effective in many different ways, but the most important thing you definitely need to do is to separate the different phases in writing.…

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The secrets of revising

Good writers make sure they divide their writing in different phases, because of efficiency and effectivity. Without going into all the different phases of the writing process (I will do that in another blogarticle, or if you can read Dutch, you will find information about that here), you might know…

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Mental tricks we play on ourselves

There are many events that can interrupt your writing, both internal and external. Some of the external events you cannot control, or only partially. However, with the internal events, you do have a choice in how to respond and maybe get out of your own way… In the book ‘writing…

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