Posted by: Jeremy Fox | May 29, 2012

Advice for thesis writers

Just discovered The Thesis Whisperer, a blog by Inger Mewburn, who studies research student experiences. It looks to be quite honest, thoughtful, and funny, and has quite the following (most posts get dozens of comments, which puts this blog in the shade). Worth checking out, especially if you’re struggling to write your thesis and need a boost from reading about others in the same boat.

Not to say I agree with all of it. There’s a recent post comparing thesis writing to a marathon, which is a superficially-plausible but bad analogy for reasons Thomas Basbøll lays out.

I’ve been running into lots of bad analogies lately, based on identifying two totally different things based on one superficial similarity. Might have to post on this at some point…

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