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nik.petek@arkeologi.uu.se # Posted on December 12, 2014 at 21:08

Nik Petek
Reply to Ramsey Morag

I think obvious advice is always really good advice. Because it seems obvious and commonplace we usually forget about it. What Oliver Rackham showed in his articles is particularly valuable to students, like me, who are still learning to use various sources of information, not just archaeology (in my case). It also spurred me to think about my historical sources that I will have to use for my research. Lack of critical thinking is easy to see in hindsight, as you say. This is where self-criticism and self-awareness while writing is important and every academic should practice it. This is what James Fairhead practices and what he taught us. His seminar unfortunately post-dated that of Rackham.