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Encouraging writing and giving feedback

ByStan Taylor

The production of written work is essential to enable candidates to articulate what they are thinking, to reflect upon what they have done and what they need to do, and to present their work to others and receive feedback. As such, it lies at the heart of the research process. Candidates need to start writing as early as possible and continue throughout their studies. But they may, for a variety of reasons, prove reluctant to write in the early stages, and supervisors may need to provide encouragement and support for them to do so.