Monthly Archives: May 2012

Powerpoint – a scaffolding tool for academic writing.

The invention of Powerpoint caused a sigh of relief for presenters who previously had painstakingly prepared overhead slides for their talks. It also caused derision in some circles of adult education, generating the critical comment ‘Death by Powerpoint’ , which … Continue reading

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Analysing your student’s reading ability.

Because a research degree is intended to make a contribution to knowledge, it is an important starting point for a research project to know what is known about your prospective topic. It goes (almost) without saying, that reading is an … Continue reading

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