I’ve never tackled a document as big as a PhD thesis before and I knew from Day 1 that my usual approach (start at the beginning, write to the end, panic, rewrite) would NOT work, so I’ve been road-testing different workflows to see what works for me.

Others have kindly shared their academic workflow models and thanks to their recommendations I have (for this Year 1 Draft stage) settled on EndNote for bibliography management and Scrivener for draft/notes management. (Fortunately Scrivener is available with a 30-day trial, giving a lot of time to decide if it’s a good $30-$40 investment, and I already had EndNote.)

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