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Learning to Listen

Most of my PhD work consists in reading and then writing down my analysis of what I read. Often I disagree with the people I am reading, yet I still need to represent them accurately. I can't pick and choose the quotes that I work to advance my argument and ignore the context in which those quotes appear. What I am learning over the course of this PhD is that a solid 90% of my writing is just learning to listen carefully.

Having a Correct Judgment

I have felt the same way these first few months in Edinburgh. When I first started out, I really didn't know what I needed to be doing. So, I just started reading. I really didn't know what I was supposed to be reading, but I knew I should be reading. I also figured reading Bavinck would be good.