As you may have learned from a previous post, I accepted an invitation to write on the Beyond Distance Research Alliance blog on a rotational basis. There is range of contributors from within the community, from me as the newest postgrad student to seasoned academics/researchers. Each brings his or her unique experiences. Something that I like in particular is the assignment of a ‘critical friend’ for each post we do. Someone from within the group will review what we’ve written before publishing and provide comments. It might catch an oversight, steer us on course if we are drifting, add something new to consider, or just reinforce that the topic selected is interesting. It helps build relationships within the BDRA and it provides critical feedback for me as a developing researcher. I know that it is important to read and write in the PhD process. This is one more opportunity to encourage writing on a regular basis.
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