Welcome, academic researchers future, present, and past!
I go by Mickey, aka Z. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University. I am a computer programmer turned teacher turned graduate student, and I am presently completing a master’s level research study.
This all renders me a people lover, a tech-o-phile, and one who is VERY passionate about research education, graduate student induction, our learning of graduate level academic writing, and mathematics education and research.
I started blogging because my journey to becoming an academic research writer almost “took me out” in the beginning! I was advised to write ANYTHING–anything at all, even a blog post–so that I might develop some writing chops and muscle.
I’ve written “worried and scared,” self-educated myself about academic writing by reading tens of books and getting feedback, established a writing methodology, and tried many, many tools and strategies endeavoring to help myself in the process.
I share much of my experience via this blog and hope it inspires your own reflection and gives you hope: No one started with less understanding about graduate school, research, and writing than I, and I’m okay! 🙂 No matter how much you have to learn or have had to learn, you’re fine! Just keep moving forward. JUST THINK: It’s pretty rewarding and such a blessing to enjoy the privilege of transforming from knowledge user to formal knowledge producer, right? Yeah!
This blog is being built dynamically from your comments, so literally, your posts and comments are what “make” this blog. Please post to your heart’s content. We want to hear from you! (We want to steal your wisdom and make it available for all to see and benefit!).
Thank you for visiting, and blessings!