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Hello. I am trying to sort out my references and embarrassingly, am still unsure what I should put in as place of publication when two or more cities are given. For example - is the place of publication here Aldershot or Burlington?
I am working in a language that is not my first language and I make mistakes (some of them really cringeworthy on my audio files!) I am writing about my experience of using different languages in a sort of "self-reflection" section in the conclusion. I think you should probably write somewhere about the challenges posed by the language and how you overcame them.
You should definitely set up a system for saving files. I just sort of made mine up as I went along and so I now have loads of files with really vague names in strange locations that I can never put my finger on! Ditto for using reference software. I started off using Endnote but I had problems with it so swapped to Mendeley which (cross fingers) has been great.Also my supervisor always told me to write right from the start - wish I had followed that advice better!
Thanks. Just found this and thought it was quite helpful:
I am about to submit and don't have a title! Or rather I have a title but it was always provisional and I thought that along the way I would come up with something more intellectual-sounding, snappier, and generally sexier! Unfortunately that doesn't seem to have happened.... So how did you come up with your title? What is "in" in titles this year? And what makes your heart soar/sink?
I wasn't complaining in my post -just musing! I am a mature student and I have a lot of family responsibilities (to children and elderly relatives) so any job that I do has to realistically be in this geographical area. I realise that this drastically reduces my chances of following an academic career but for now, my career comes second to my family. My husband does have a successful academic career - but he wisely did his PhD straight out of university when he was young, free and single!
Realistically I am going to carry on doing exactly the same job I am doing now (EFL teacher at a university). It is a good job but I would have liked to try for an academic career. The problem is that where I am there is not really a lot of chance of that happening and with three young children, I am not willing to move far from home at the moment. (Only just managed to leave a job with a long commute and it was awful). TBH I will just be glad to finish that at the moment, I really don't care if I never do anything academic ever again!! (Hopefully that feeling will pass though!)
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