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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.

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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.

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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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How to Avoid Being Misquoted by the Press

Journalists have their own set of accuracy issues, so don’t add to them by making it hard to pick out your message from a torrent of disconnected thoughts carpet bombed on the ink-stained class. Here, Kevin Anselmo offers advice on preparation and training beforehand to reduce the likelihood of being misquoted.

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Ten ‘Rules’ for Being Creative in Producing Research

Kip Jones, who from his perch as a reader in performative social science at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Qualitative Research focuses on developing tools from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research, offers this top 10 list of techniques to welcome in the new year.

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Leveling the Career Playing Field … with Audio

Viva Voce is a website platform that allows social science researchers to set up five minute podcasts about their research.
Gemma Sou argues podcasts are an ideal medium for early career researchers as social media tend to mirror the academic environment, with CV-like publication lists and stratified networks. By literally giving researchers a voice, findings can be brought to life and a more level playing field for researchers can be established.

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