I am very interested in PhD Professionalization and Academic productivity.
I've read quite a bit on what existing research say about how academics can increase their research productivity and
deal best with writing tasks. Often I get invited to talk to Phd students (and staff) and here are a number of links to presentations I have given.
February 27, 2014: Effective Research. Invited talk for PhD students, Faculty of Spatial Science, RuG.
November 26, 2013: How to be a successful in academia, DisCo Colloquium, communications Department, RuG.
February 12-14, 2013: Successful Academic Research and Publishing. Two day workshop organized by the PhD Research School in Linguistics and Philology at the University of Bergen.
November 15-17: Academic Publishing. Invited Serices of Lectures for the Autumn School, Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
May, 2010: Successful Research, `Nederlandse Vereninging Medische Onderwijs' here .
April 19, 2011: Effective Research, Artificial Intelligence Department, University of Groningen.
January 25, 2011: Active Writing, Humanties, University of Groningen. Writing strategies, including strategies to approach the reading and motivational tips.
May, 2010 Successful Research for SHARE, Medical Phd student association.
December, 2008, Academic Self-help, Humanities, University of Groningen.
Here's a list of the best books on writing, research and motivation.
There is a lot of advice online about writing well, especially geared to grad students, but because I am continually encouraging people to read this one document, I'm adding the link here:Scrutiny of the
Abstract by K. Landes.