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Helpful resources for veterinarians researching for the Master of Veterinary Medicine degree at Massey University, New Zealand. Collated by Liz Norman, Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme.
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Structured Procrastination by John Perry

Structured Procrastination by John Perry | MVM researcher | Scoop.it

``. . . anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment." -- Robert Benchley, in Chips off the Old Benchley, 1949

 

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You will really enjoy this essay on structured procrastination. In it, John Perry provides an amusing explanation of a different way to look at the problem of getting things done. He has coined the term "structured procrastination" to describe the art of making procrastination work for you. It "converts procrastinators into effective human beings, respected and admired for all that they can accomplish and the good use they make of time". After reading this I realised that structured procrastination is the only way housework gets done in my house. What are your tips for using structured procrastination to get things done? 

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Critical Thinking and Academic Research - Research Guides at University of Louisville

Critical Thinking and Academic Research - Research Guides at University of Louisville | MVM researcher | Scoop.it
This guide explains the fundamental role of critical thinking in the academic research process.
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Writing and research is all about thinking. The point is to create something new, and you need to think critically to do this.

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The Plagiarism Checker

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Checking your work wih this plagarism checker will show you areas where your structure mirrors that of your sources. These are areas where you need to work on linking more with your own ideas.

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How to Show Up and Write - Copyblogger

How to Show Up and Write - Copyblogger | MVM researcher | Scoop.it
Ask any writer how to write, and they will tell you, logically enough: Write. Write every day. Write at the same time. Write for hours. Write for 20 minutes. Just show up and write. You’ve heard this advice before and you haven’t taken it yet.
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Getting into a regular writing routine is the key to getting your dissertation finished

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5 ways to declutter your writing

5 ways to declutter your writing | MVM researcher | Scoop.it
Last week I was in Readings bookstore, with a $100 book voucher burning a hole in my pocket, when I spied a book called 'On writing well: the classic guide to writing non fiction' by William Zinsse...
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Great explanations and examples for how to write more simply, succinctly and powerfully. Also helps you to stick to word limits!

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