April 2017

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 @ELWS’s director, 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.

December 2016

From @LSEImpactBlog, @ruth_dixon on improving our emotional understanding of those with whom we disagree.

From @Slate, an analysis of how PhDs from elite universities dominate the academic job market.

From @insidehighered, advice for STEM PhDs on successfully leaving academe and pursuing other careers.

From @insidehighered, @bfister on non-commercial platforms for publication sharing in academia.

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk on the value of taking a real break over the holidays.

From @DocwritingSIG, a positive review of @mark_carrigan‘s new book, Social Media for Academics.

From @GradHacker, on the benefits of reading books about writing.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on building #altac professional communities.

From @ThomsonPat, insightful reflections on the role of comparisons during doctoral study.

From @thesiswhisperer, a guest post by @ScholarStudio on thesis writing and executive function.

From @nickblackbourn, thinking about the challenges and benefits of sharing academic work online.

From @TheAtlantic, a consideration of why so many graduate students struggle to finish.

From @jmvanwyck, a thoughtful list of things to look for in a doctoral supervisor.

From @ThomsonPat, a thought-provoking list of some of the attributes of good academic writing.

From @serenissimaj, thoughts on whether we should treat academic writing as a discipline in its own right.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a review of a new guide for doctoral students and supervisors.

From @thesiswhisperer, reflections on writing boot camps and benefits of being a cognitive miser.

November 2016

From @DocwritingSIG, a guest post on the complex reality portrayed in thesis acknowledgement sections.

From @insidehighered, @joshmkim proposes a 50-50 split between content and discussion in academic presentations.

From @DocwritingSIG, strategies to regain perspective on research contribution.

From @ThomsonPat, the pleasures of tinkering with your (almost) finished text.

From @timeshighered, the perils of failing to teach academic writing to graduate students.

From @ThomsonPat, how to frame and express the contribution made by your research project.

From @LSEImpactBlog, @PJDunleavy on what to consider when choosing a journal to submit to.

From @Badencec, a post on data visualization, including a fabulous video about the Dear Data project.

From @scholarlykitchn, what libraries are and are not in a shifting information-sharing landscape.

From @DocwritingSIG, balancing simplicity and complexity in doctoral writing.

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk‘s genius theory of motivation and accountability in academic writing.

From @ThomsonPat, thinking about #AcWriMo commitments that work for us and our own priorities.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a project from @Open_Writing to open academic writing practice to reflection and experiment.

October 2016

From @DocwritingSIG, different ways to think about breaking down the time it will take to write a thesis.

From @LSEImpactBlog, advice on increasing your likelihood of publishing in peer reviewed journals.

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk on competence and learned helplessness in academia.

From @raulpacheco, managing workflow by breaking it into bits that are doable and that fit into busy days.

From @ThomsonPat, avoiding potential incoherence with detailed prewriting outlines.

From @scholarlykitchn, a taxonomy of university presses.

From @fishhookopeneye, @meldalgleish on the need for qualitative data on PhD employment.

From @researchwhisper, a guest post by @AngelaDobele on running a successful writing group.

From @chroniclevitae, having compassion—not scorn—for the challenges faced by academic writers.

From @DocwritingSIG, Rob Desjardins on the value of teaching thesis writing in a spirit of openness.

From @ThomsonPat, a template for creating a prewriting abstract to map out the structure of a dissertation.

From @kfitz, a fascinating longread on generosity, openness, and listening in scholarly communication.

From @GradHacker, advice on dealing with thinker’s block during the dissertation writing process.

September 2016

From @ThomsonPat, practical advice about getting organized before the writing a thesis.

From @DocwritingSIG, great practical tips on adopting a credible tone as an academic writer.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a review of the literature on using Twitter in the classroom.

From @LSEImpactBlog, a positive review of a new book on conducting comprehensive literature reviews.

From @tanyaboza, an inspiring account of what daily writing can amount to.

From @ThomsonPat, thinking about psychological notions of desensitization when dealing with writing anxiety.

From @scholarlykitchn, a conversation about peer review in the humanities and social sciences.

From @fishhookopeneye, @digiwonk on writing as a faculty member and missing the guidance of a supervisor.

From @qui_oui, a round up of recent writing on higher ed.

From @ThomsonPat, the role of writing in the early stages of doctoral education.

From @GradHacker, strategies to support a consistent thesis writing practice.

From @DocwritingSIG, deciding how to refer to ourselves in academic writing.

From @TenureSheWrote, finding (or building) community in grad school.

From @RohanMaitzen, reflections on what it means to put an academic imprimatur on public engagement.

From @thesiswhisperer, how to share your new research with the relevant people.

From @GradHacker, advice on re-starting dissertation writing after an unexpected interruption.

From @fishhookopeneye, great post by @digiwonk on the commonalities among effective workflow systems.

From @ArrantPedantry, revisiting the split infinitive question.

From @chronicle, Anne Curzan offers a nuanced take on the perils of the unattended this.

From @timeshighered, advice on thesis completion, including an emphasis on writing as you go.

From @chronicle, Mark Edmundson on using ritual to tackle the perpetual challenges of writing.

From @ThomsonPat, building a repertoire of writing strategies that are right for you.

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