Tips

12 Tips for Writing A Peer Review

If you’ve never done a peer review before, the process might seem a little daunting. In this post from Publons, peer-review experts were asked for the advice on how best to proceed, and their top 12 tips are presented here.

2 years ago
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Noah Barsky

Tips for Writing Case Studies

Ed. note – This post is drawn from two articles that originally appeared at SAGE Connection. Textbook examples certify learning. […]

3 years ago
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Evolving Door: Moving from Researcher to Research Manager

In this archived hour-long seminar, Social Science Space blogger Robert Dingwall discusses the organizational requirements and the useful skills that can be built to support the individual who wants to be a reasearch manager and the ecosystem — in both social science and STEM settings — that can support such striving.

3 years ago
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Passion of Creation

I Have a Journal Article. How Do I Write a Blog Post About it?

If you can really do communication in an accessible way, explains Patrick Dunleavy, your writing may also circulate widely in other disciplines and in the external world outside universities, enhancing your reputation there. And you are in luck – he also explains one way to do that.

4 years ago
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A Primer for the Beginning Peer Reviewer

The first time you’re asked to write a peer review, it can seem like confirmation that you are no longer an academic poseur but a real member of the club. Then the realization that you’ve never written a peer review sets in. Here are some tips on taking that initial step.

4 years ago
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You’d Like PowerPoint If You Only Used It Right

It’s a poor workman who blames his tools, argue two proponents of the ‘proper’ use of PowerPoint in the classroom. And here they offer tips on how to use the dread Microsoft product well.

5 years ago
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Awaiting Academic Success? When Frogs Fly

Critics of various bits of research often go to great lengths to make the studies seem silly, not serious. But ‘silly’ endeavors often result in serious societal gains — and maybe a boost for your career.

5 years ago
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Book Review: How to Write a Thesis

The author of ‘In the name of the Rose, Umberto Eco, has another classic under his belt. Now in its 23rd edition in Italy and translated into 17 languages, How to Write a Thesis has just received its long overdue publication in English.

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