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FOR YOUR DPhil
Ed Steinmueller
28 May 2008
Plan of the Talk
I. Reading
1. Finding, Filtering, Digesting, Relating
2. Authority and Structure
3. Mechanics
II. Writing

4. Why is writing difficult?
5. Before Your Write
6. Two Approaches \u2013 Building Up and Down
7. Habits and Style
8. Motivating Your Text

9. Editing
10. Seeking and Using Feedback
11. Revising Structure and Integrating Dissertation
Reading
1. Finding, Filtering, Digesting, Relating

Finding
The vocabulary of your subject
Key authors who you identify with
Key authors that others will think are relevant

Filtering
Identifying what is \u2018relevant\u2019
Making conceptual maps \u2013 centre and periphery, links and

relations

Digesting
What are the assumptions needed
What are the key steps in argument
What drives the conclusion

Relating
What would X think about Y \u2013 X, Y people and ideas
What are the departure points for different paths of argument
What are the lines of development \u2013 following up and

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