Taking a look back
A selection of posts from the first year of the blog
The blog team is taking a break this week, but we dove into our archive to find some posts from our very first year that we think are still worth a first or second look:
- The Perfect Fit: 5 steps for finding academic sources without frustration
Our very first post covers how to search for the best sources for your project.
- Using the Oblique Strategies Technique for More Creativity in your Academic Work
This post truly embodies the mission of the Planned Accidents blog. In it we discuss how you can use the oblique strategies technique to tap into your divergent thinking mode.
- The One-Inch Picture Frame: The single best piece of advice for getting unstuck when writing a dissertation – or anything else
One of our favorite pieces of writing advice of all time from the writer Anne Lamott! Use this strategy whenever you’re having trouble starting a writing session.
- Help for Hoarders: Three steps for taking control of a growing collection of sources
Useful tips for culling unneeded sources and staying organized – not just for hoarders!
- Rules for reference management: 11 tips to help you get the most out of your citation software
Make sure to get the best results from your reference management software by following a few basic guidelines.
We hope that you’ll enjoy this list of blog posts from our first year, and we look forward to sharing a new post with you soon!
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