The Connect-the-Dots Revelation – Revealing Hidden Academic Practice

I’m sharing this post by Alke Groppel-Wegener, who is also author of the Fishscale of Academicness that I like so much. Please have a think about supporting her book on Kickstarter: if ever met a visual thinking student who struggles to write essays, then you will know how helpful this book could be!

Tactile Academia

As you might know, I am currently putting together a workbook for students that collects some of the visual analogies I have been using in my teaching. I have been getting some questions about what is meant by ‘visual analogies’ and how that would translate into a book on academic writing as part of my Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to print some copies (and until the 7th May 2015 you can support this by pledging for your very own copy here). So in order to give people a better idea, here is the introduction (I will add a picture of my layout soon):

Here’s the trouble with writing academic essays at degree level: if you haven’t been to university before, you probably haven’t done it before. You will have written all sorts of things:

  • emails,
  • letters,
  • short stories,
  • social media up-dates,
  • blog posts,
  • txts,
  • reports
  • and much…

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