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Organizing Research and Facilitating Writing: 10 tools in 10 minutes

happy-laptop Embedded below is a presentation I gave to new research students in the history department at St Andrews. While introducing some tools that I find useful in my own academic workflow, I hoped to make the general point that using different applications to break up the messy, complex beast that is the research project makes it more manageable. It is technically feasible to write an entire PhD project using only Word, but no sane person would do this. By thinking about the disparate tasks that make up research and writing and considering what tool works best for each function, it becomes easier to envision just how you might go about writing a lengthy dissertation. Read more