Using the Pacheco-Vega workflows and frameworks to write and/or revise a scholarly book
16 July 2023 | 3:42 pm

I’ve taught a few workshops this year on academic writing and there’s always at least one attendee who has already completed their PhD and is looking for strategies to craft their book. Sometimes they’re looking to convert the PhD dissertation into a book, or write a new one. I promised those attendees I would write […]

On framing, the value of narrative and storytelling in scholarly research, and the importance of asking the “what is this a story of” question
3 April 2023 | 2:02 pm

Much of what I do here on my blog, when I teach courses and workshops on academic research and writing, and with my own students and thesis writers is help them frame their research, “sell their ideas”, and create a narrative that showcases their innovative approach to their research. Last year, in October I visited […]

The Abstract Decomposition Matrix Technique to find a gap in the literature
30 March 2023 | 12:59 pm

I have been thinking about how I can help my students with their theses, particularly because our programs are rather compressed and they need to get a lot done in a very short period of time. I’ve been working on developing a strategy to discern “the gap in the literature” that I plan to test […]

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