I’ve spent significantly more attention to writing about writing in my posts this year, as I started the Writers’ Lab. As I was preparing my thesis, and now am working towards my defense, writing felt like a suitable subject to explore even further.
When I read this recent post at Study Hacks, I realized how important writing actually is.
It turns out that a lot of publications, and getting a lot of citations from these, are the most important factors for a successful academic career.
You can rephrase that by saying that writing is the single most important skill you need to master for success in academia.
When I read this post, it felt like a wake-up call to me – and it should feel like that to you too.
Make writing a priority.
Make improving your writing a priority.
Check with others to see if your message is clear.
Check with your field to see if your message fulfills a research need.
And then, get writing again and again!