All you ever wanted to know about writing or refereeing papers, and giving talks, but you never dared to ask
... she writes on deeply technical matters in clear English without
jargon. This does not inspire confidence. Obscurity, besides obscuring incomplete
thought, often suggests that the thought was quite deep.
Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who
would like to seem profound strive for obscurity.
The slides for the talks available above include hyperlinks to
material for further reading. Here are some selected essays,
for those who are interested in exploring some of the topics we
discussed during the seminars further.
Researcher's Bible by Alan Bundy, Ben du Boulay, Jim Howe and
Gordon Plotkin. (Including contributions by Graeme Ritchie and Peter
Ross.) The first two sentences of the abstract should whet your
appetite: "Getting a Ph.D. or M.Phil is hard work. This document gives
advice about various aspects of the task."