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How to write a good abstract?

There are different types of abstracts, those for articles, and those for papers for a conference, congress or symposium The abstract for a paper has some additional requirements in relation to the requirements for abstracts for articles. Let me explain . But first, what is an abstract? An abstract is…

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7 tips to write a great research paper

A while ago, I received this great link from my colleague Annemarie van der Zeeuw about a lecture of Professor Simon Peyton Joneson. He has seven simple suggestions to make sure you write a great research paper. His suggestions: don’t wait – write, identify your key idea, tell a story, nail…

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How do I structure my text?

Do you find it difficult to get a good structure in your text? There is a simple solution. Readers Questions! Readers Questions? Yep, simple as that. In order to understand what readers questions are, it is necessary to look in a somewhat different way to what a text is. Because…

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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 of 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 get…

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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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