Writing for the Grad Hacker feature of Inside Higher Ed, science PhD student Danielle Marias reports on what she learned in Dr. Vicki Tolar Burton’s dissertation writing course at Ohio State University.
Marias summarizes the main principles that have helped her make progress:
- Daily free writing.
- “Only writing produces text.”
- Keeping a journal.
- Most productive times of day.
- Writing as first priority.
- Managing phone and email.
- Keeping track of progress.
- Gaining momentum.
The article is on line, open acccess:
Gwilym Lockwood, Neurobiology of Language Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, has published a study of journal article titles and the impact effects of different styles.
As reported in Inside Higher Ed Lockwood has documented the efficacy of descriptive titles that go beyond announcing the topic but also declare the article’s findings.
Lockwood’s article, offering sensible advice while somewhat tongue in cheek, is available on line.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Ph.D., president of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity and columnist for Inside Higher Ed, observes that we are at summer’s mid-point and advises those who have so far not made progress on their writing projects:
- Forgive yourself.
- Commit to a 14-day challenge.
- Pick one goal for those 14 days.
- Turn off all distractions and set a timer.
- Don’t go it alone.
Her essay is on line, open access: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/07/06/advice-how-get-yourself-out-writing-rut-essay
Cynthia Saver, writing in Nurse Author & Editor, reveals “40 Things Editors Won’t Tell You (But You Need to Know).”
These tips include several topics: Getting Published; Cover Letters; Writing; Civility; Peer Review; Editing; Student Papers; Reporting Research; Ethics; Rejection; and Editors.
The article is available on line and open access: http://naepub.com/publishing/2016-26-1-6/
Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, the principal scientific leader and adviser to the NIH Director on the NIH extramural research program, offers “A Grant Submission New Year’s Resolution” http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2015/12/30/grant-submission-new-years-resolution/