Les Carr Advisory Meeting

Les Carr pointed out another way in which to view the literature review, essentially saying that imagine you are at a party talking about your project and someone asks you if you know of a specific school of thought/academic paper/person etc. which would be a relevance. You need to be able to say yes to this, to be able to have gone from (Les’s famous saying) “I rekcon to I know”, in terms of what the academic world is doing with this problem, rather than flailing about in the dark.

Lit: Literary Review Visual Style

I have been bothered by how much easier I find reading online in Author (and other similar layout programs) than the PDFs so I put up an album on Facebook to see what my friends think, if they think it’s no big deal or interesting:


Conclusion seems to be a preference for single column without clutter which should not be too wide but should also not waste space so multiple windows work for some and full frame for others, while in concentration mode.

Academic PDF Reader Proposal

I need a PDF reader for literature reviews with the following capabilities:


•  Allow me to comment and highlight 

•  Allow me to search comments and highlighted text for all documents in an associated folder/iCloud directory 

•  Allow me to assign Citation information for the document

Ideally, but not critical: 

•  Allow me to one-click copy correct citation information into Author. 

•  Be compatible with Liquid | Author

What do you think, would it be useful for you as well?…

(just a thought)