Links

October 2017

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk on the writing work that precedes ‘real’ writing.

From @ResearchEx, the practice of linking certain types of writing with certain spaces.

From @superwhisperer, a guest post with five great ideas on providing effective supervisory writing feedback.

From @StanCarey, an impressive round-up of English usage myths.

From @LSEImpactBlog, how grad student identities can influence ability to access professional development.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on what it means to be our whole selves as academics.

September 2017

From @thesiswhisperer, how diction must reflect an understanding of disciplinary norms in academic writing.

From @ThomsonPat, enabling radical revision by lessening our attachment to existing configurations of text.

From @ThomsonPat, a very interesting take on the relationship between guilt and social relations in academia.

From @DocwritingSIG, @Badencec on teaching the literature review to doctoral writers.

From @LSEImpactBlog, being aware of the issues that can arise after a paper is accepted for publication.

From @ResearchEx, embracing our identity as academic writers and being kind to ourselves.

From @UofTNews, dissertation writing support from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at U of T.

From @WAC_GO, announcing an organization of graduate students interested in Writing Across the Curriculum.

August 2017

From @LSEImpactBlog, a positive review of Accelerating Academia: The Changing Structure of Academic Time.

From @DocwritingSIG, @serenissimaj on how academic writing is constituted by social and textual practices.

From @LSEImpactBlog, the role of scholarly associations and faculty in future of scholarly publishing.

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post on the benefits of blogging during graduate study.

From @insidehighered, debates about the impact and advisability of graduate student publishing.

From @StephenBHeard, arguing for a ‘reasonable’ amount of pre-submission polishing of scientific manuscripts.

From @scholarlykitchn, a description of a new manuscript exchange initiative.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a good review of @DrHelenKara’s Research and Evaluation for Busy Students and Practitioners.

From @insidehighered, @meldalgleish on sustaining a research practice outside of a faculty position.

From @superwhisperer, @thesiswhisperer on unhelpful supervisory feedback.

From @LSEImpactBlog, how to plan, create, and launch a multi-author academic blog.

From @LSEImpactBlog, turning doctoral dissertations into scholarly publications.

From @chronicle, @racheltoor interviews Helen Sword about her new book on academic writing.

From @AcademicToolkit, a one-page research design template.

June 2017

From @serenissimaj, celebrating academic blogging.

From @insidehighered, how the new @mlastyle guide helps writers grasp the rhetorical purposes of citation.

From @ProfHacker, great questions to help handle things that linger at the bottom of our to-do lists.

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post on possible cross-cultural reasons for vagueness in academic writing.

From @DocwritingSIG, developing metacognitive awareness about the doctoral writing process.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a description of what happens during a writing sprint.

From @Write4Research, a comprehensive account of writing and promoting book chapters.

From @TextandAcademic, using @milanoteapp to conceptualize and organize material during the writing process.

From @katrinafee, creating an effective writing process that avoids the right effort at the wrong time.

From @DrHelenKara, three pathways to challenging the dominance of English in academic writing and publishing.

From @ScholarStudio, recognizing that different writers will have different optimal writing processes.

From @ProfHacker, on tracking writing productivity with both word counts and measures of time spent.

From @ResearchEx, @cernotik on live tweeting your own conference presentation.

From @LSEImpactBlog, great historic examples of data visualization for research communication.

From @DocwritingSIG, the value of reflecting on our reasons for tackling the challenges of academic writing.

From @TenureSheWrote, an excellent rejoinder to that awful @chronicle piece mocking student excuses.

From @_KathleenClarke, helpful advice on finding a supervisor part-way through the doctoral process.

From @UofTNews, a parental grant program to help doctoral students with new families.

From @StephenBHeard, a guest post on reviewing preprints with Peer Community In.

From @ThomsonPat, a guest post on the value of an online community for parents during a PhD.

From @LSEImpactBlog, analyzing the citation of LSE blogs in scholarly publications.

From @ResearchEx, the benefits and challenges of tweeting a conference.

From @thesiswhisperer, @ShrinkinHeels on how to identify a good supervisor.

From @DocwritingSIG, the implications of Helen Sword’s work on four dimensions of academic writing.

From @LSEImpactBlog, analyzing the effects of LSE blogs on success of published articles.

From @researchwhisper, thoughtful reflections on the possibility of research funding as an end in itself.

From @ThomsonPat, thinking about how to explain the novel interest of your research.

From @LSEImpactBlog, analyzing the role of LSE blogs in contributing to the impact of academic research.

May 2017

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post by @ptcorrigan_ on staying healthy during grad school.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @jorgencarling on benefits of a PhD-by-publication model.

From @chroniclevitae, @ProfessorIsIn on turning a dissertation into a book and choosing a publisher.

From @UofTSGS, a profile of recent dissertation boot camps at U of T.

From @DocwritingSIG, advice from @laverylyn on being productive as an academic writer.

From @LSEImpactBlog, advice on academic blogging.

From @GradHacker, @_KathleenClarke on learning from recordings of our own oral presentations.

From @ProfHacker, how to use a time map to manage your work time.

From @tanyaboza, advice on parenting teens as an academic.

From @scholarlykitchn, a legal case that highlights questions about electronic thesis availablity.

From @NigelESL, good advice on how to deepen your grasp of English grammar through academic reading.

From @LSEImpactBlog, concrete advice on becoming a better peer reviewer.

From @DocwritingSIG, a call for posts on dissertation writing in languages other than English.

From @LSEImpactBlog, an argument for making podcasting part of scholarly communication.

From @ThomsonPat, managing the textual issues involved in self-citation.

From @insidehighered, a conversation between @joshmkim and @thesomedayfile about doing a PhD as an #altac.

From @DrHelenKara, a helpful breakdown of what we may actually mean when we talk about writer’s block.

From @Write4Research, analysis of different rates of self-citation across different fields.

From @DocwritingSIG, a thoughtful list of questions to help doctoral researchers frame their thesis proposal.

From @LSEImpactBlog, research into the scholarly attitudes and behaviours of early career researchers.

From @scholarlykitchn, a positive review of @sivavaid’s VSI to intellectual property.

From @ThomsonPat, a nuanced look at the issues at play in self-citation.

From @insidehighered, the role that internships could play for PhD students.

From @GradHacker, practical advice for graduate students on the concept of fair use.

From @ThomsonPat, using vignettes in academic writing.

From @ProfHacker, a roundup of their posts on summer planning.

From @GradHacker, a roundup of their posts on academic writing.

From @thesiswhisperer, an excellent review of the @ProfessorIsIn book.

From @ThomsonPat, concrete advice for forming solid co-writing relationships.

April 2017

From @UA_magazine, the value of structuring your time in academia.

From @UofTSGS, congratulations to Richard Kil (Chemistry) for winning first place in the provincial Three Minute Thesis competition.

From @superwhisperer, @kayguccione on how supervisors can create pedagogies of self-care for graduate students.

From @DocwritingSIG, advice on writing text for research poster presentations.

From @chronicle, @maximillian_alv on how even good writing advice may be ignoring the realities of academia.

From @StanCarey, thoughtful reflections on Oxford comma dogmatism.

From @ThomsonPat, developing a long-term relationship with your citation management software.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @SarahFoxen on the radical potential of academic posters for PhD researchers.

From @superwhisperer, @thesiswhisperer offers her advice on giving good supervisory writing feedback.

From @insidehighered, @joshmkim on ways that a traditional PhD may not prepare one for alt-ac work.

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post from @ShrinkinHeels on finding the best supervisor.

From @ResearchEx, PhDLife blog post tackling common misconceptions about paper-style dissertations.

From @researchwhisper, why we engage in magical thinking about research funding.

From @ScholarStudio, how to better manage feedback as a doctoral writer.

From @insidehighered, advice on gaining perspective on dissertation writing.

From @ThomsonPat, opening up the conversation on co-writing with a supervisor.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on how the complexity of grad school can leave us suspicious of being edited.

From @chroniclevitae, on using student writing samples to teach revision skills.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @PJDunleavy on the key ways in which citation can support academic writing.

From @GradHacker, @kathleenmoore_ on taking a social media break during graduate study.

From @thesiswhisperer, a great depiction of different attitudes towards networking and engagement in grad school.

From @LSEImpactBlog, announcing @unpaywall, unlocking Open Access versions of paywalled articles.

From @GradHacker, the benefits of acting as a mentor while still in grad school.

From @LSEImpactBlog, reflections on the need for autonomy in a sustainable research career.

March 2017

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish’s list of resources on publishing a dissertation.

From @chroniclevitae, @ScholarStudio on how to manage a long-distance dissertation.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a call to determine some amount of scientific funding by lottery.

From @ThomsonPat, thinking systematically about the range of things we do when we offer evidence to readers.

From @ScholarStudio, an annoucement of the upcoming Beyond the Professoriate conference.

From @UofTSGS, a profile of the director of the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, Dr. Jane Freeman.

From @chronicle, advice on saying no in academia.

From @insidehighered, reflecting on ways that parenthood, with support, can improve our work as academics.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on the deeper reasons why we may wish to engage in scholarly publishing.

From @LarkinBerkeley, thoughtful advice on how to help students learn to read well on screens.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @ThomsonPat on developing an institutional writing culture.

From @thesiswhisperer, @Katie__Linder from @RIA_podcast on using podcasting as a way to share research.

From @researchwhisper, @YolandeStreng and @DrCecilyMaller argue for faculty writing retreats.

From @ScholarStudio, writing faculty and students give advice to graduate student writers.

From @Write4Research, a helpful breakdown of seven key ways in which citation can support research writing.

From @cplong, advice on prioritization for early career faculty that also applies to grad students.

From @qz, legal implications of serial comma debates.

From @ScholarStudio, drawing an important connection between ineffective writing and anxiety about content.

From @ThomsonPat, understanding the deeper purposes of varying sentence length in academic writing.

From @thesiswhisperer, invaluable advice on how to stop flipping between tasks.

From @grammarphobia, in defense of (some) run-on sentences.

From @timeshighered, @DrAliceKelly on writing groups for doctoral and early career writers.

February 2017

From @insidehighered, the professional value of learning how to balance priorities during grad school.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on how to have a successful and enjoyable dissertation defence.

From @ThomsonPat, reflections on the value of an institutional writing culture.

From @DocwritingSIG, using the notion of unwriting to tackle wordiness in academic writing.

From @researchwhisper, balancing pragmatism and aspiration in the research planning process.

From @insidehighered, the role of narrative in influential scientific articles.

From @ProfHacker, using the Expresso app to generate metrics about your writing.

From @ConditionAccept, @victorerikray on the underlying racism present in critiques of mesearch.

From @raulpacheco, helpful thoughts about balancing multiple projects.

From @insidehighered, advice for graduate students on making effective oral presentations.

From @DocwritingSIG, developing a critical voice in the doctoral literature review.

From @ProfHacker, the value of scheduling time for the deep work that you need to do.

January 2017

From @LSEImpactBlog, at the end of #AcBookWeek a conversation about the future of the academic book.

From @GradHacker, @thesisthreads on creating a master plan for doing a PhD.

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk on trying to establish finite blocks of worry-free work time.

From @ProfHacker, @readywriting on how to start using academic Twitter effectively.

From @LSEImpactBlog, an interview with John Holmwood & Martin Eve on the future of academic publishing.

From @qui_oui, an interview with @martin_eve on open access publishing in the humanities.

From @chroniclevitae, @meldalgleish on understanding your transferable skills as a PhD student.

From @GradHacker, why graduate students should take full advantage of what librarians have to offer.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @DALupton suggests fifteen steps for revising journal articles.

From @serenissimaj, reflections on the many forms of writing that may precede formal thesis writing.

From @ProfHacker, visualize your Google docs revisions with Draftback.

From @ThomsonPat, a practical strategy to help identify what is missing from our own research articles.

From the Mind Your Writing blog, helpful thoughts on the challenge of identifying audience in academic writing.

From @insidehighered, how to get the most out of peer review of your journal article.

From @ThomsonPat, a guide to reading between the lines of peer reviewer comments.

From , advice on speaking effectively in academic presentations.

From @ThomsonPat, the intriguing possibility of researching academic to do lists.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a round-up of their top posts on academic writing in 2016.

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