Almost every researcher finds it difficult to write academic papers. Likewise almost every PhD student suffers from ‘ABT syndrome’ (anything but thesis-writing syndrome). Unfortunately, I am also one of them!
Research students like me have two myths about writing dissertation. The first one is – “I do not feel ready yet to start writing.” So, we hide ourselves behind endless reading materials and conducting countless analyses. Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns termed these two habits as “readitis” and “experimentitis”, respectively. The second myth is the “clarity myth” — “I should get it all clear in my head first, and then write it down”. Continue reading “‘Snack writing’ will turbocharge every researcher’s writing”