Thesiswhisperer Pod


January 31, 2022 Thesiswhisperer
Thesiswhisperer Pod
Show Notes

Welcome to your brain on writing. The podcast where we unpack the experience of reading and writing and try to understand what it does to our brains. 

This podcast was produced by Professor Inger Mewburn from The Australian National University and Associate Professor Paul Magee from the University of Canberra. Paul and Inger write books and teach writing. They also share a fascination with way words on a page can become images in our minds, or ideas in our hearts. 

This podcast series was made with the assistance of undergraduate student interns from the Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University. 

This episode is about Waffle: the struggle to find and use words that create meaning, rather than just fill up a page. Bad academic writing is full of waffle, but are all academics equally at risk of generating waffle? Even mathematicians?

This episode was researched and narrated by Isaac Tang and contains interview segments with one of his maths lecturers at ANU, Dr Griffin Ware. 

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