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What I Say When My Colleagues Ask Me If They Should Be On Twitter

Quite frequently nowadays, other professors ask me if they should be on Twitter, reports Hope Jahren, a scientist, blogger and not-so-secret agent for social media. “This is kind of sad,” I think to myself, “How did we get to the point where I’m giving computer advice?” I’ve decided to generously make my opinions available.

6 years ago
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How to Carefully Choose Useless Titles for Academic Writing

An informative title for an article or chapter maximizes the likelihood that your audience correctly remembers enough about your arguments to re-discover what they are looking for. Without embedded cues, your work will sit undisturbed on other scholars’ PDF libraries, or languish unread among hundreds of millions of other documents on the Web. That must be what what we want, based on on what we do.

6 years ago

11 Tips on How to Present Research Findings

A network I participate in was recently asked the question:Had anyone on the list has gone from academia into policy research of any kind and has given presentations based on academic research to think tanks, government departments, NGOs or similar and had any useful insights?

10 years ago