Of reading academic
This is a post for any researchers who might be feeling:
- That they simply don’t have time to read enough
- That their ‘to read’ pile is getting bigger and bigger, no matter how much you read
- (Being totally honest) their reading choices are shaped by fear of missing out (FOMO) – or fear of getting caught for not having read something.
I know these feelings all to well.
For those of you who prefer a video, all the key points below are in a lovely 10 minute video on my YouTube channel.
The ideas that follow are very much shaped by what I heard by colleague Julie Robert explain to research students a few years ago. The four labels are not my invention, I heard them from her.
Don’t read lots, read smart
I eventually recognised that my reading practices were not serving me well. I was reading based…
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