September 2013

Study Tips

Study Tips

By Hanne Watkins

During my many years at uni, I have had to adapt my approach to studying many many times. Yes, I have a “basic way of getting things done” that works more or less across the board, but given changes in task (essay, exam, case formulation, etc), context (undergrad, honours, masters, phd), content (psychopathology, morality, psycholinguistics), and priorities, it’s possible that flexibility has been more important than underlying “ability to study” (to use a rather vague phrase). Read more about Study Tips

The Old Man and the Sea

The Moral of the Story: Morality and Literature

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

From having just finished Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, I can see many of the characteristics that Hemingway himself values in the character of the Old Man. He displays the virtues of honor, bravery, determination and struggles with the vice of pride. The main theme in the novella is one of struggle or hardship – “man can be destroyed but not defeated”. Read more about The Old Man and the Sea

Revise and Resubmit

My last post (which Melissa kindly posted for me while I was holidaying), was about study tips. Or, about one particular study tip, really, which involves making lists for yourself.

Lists really help for my day-to-day work in the office, but occasionally there are more specific tasks that need to be tackled.

For example, last week supervisor-Simon told me one of our papers had been rejected while I was away. Though disappointing, the rejection made sense, and the reviewers provided some helpful comments. Read more about Revise and Resubmit

Moral of the Story: Morality in Literature - Burial Rites

Moral of the Story: Morality and Literature

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Kent’s debut novel is set in 19th Century Iceland and tells the true story of a servant woman, Agnes Magnusdottir, who was convicted of murdering her master and condemned to beheading. This intriguing piece of historical fiction poses questions about condemnation, retribution, and guilt. Read more about Moral of the Story: Morality in Literature - Burial Rites