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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: October 5, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: October 5, 2018 When facing big issues like those addressed in this week’s collection, fear can sometimes undermine success, so as you head forth this week, remember the words of Sheryl Sandberg who said, “Don’t let your fears overwhelm your desire.” Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 28, 2018 » Abstract
The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 28, 2018 This week’s collection of articles from around the web includes ways to generate ideas, create a super focused workday, balance family and academic life, be ready for a change in scenery to maintain a productive writing practice, successfully build a research network, and deal with the administrative grief of academic environments. We’ve also found great insight into the rise of peer review, research ethics, and more.
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 21, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: September 21, 2018 It’s hard to find a common theme among this week’s collection of articles and posts from around the web, but serendipity seems to call upon a relevance to each week’s “Monday motivation” quote (shared across TAA’s social media channels) on the collection of articles that follow in the coming days, and this week the theme that emerges seems to be on expanding ideas. Enlarge your mindset. Think bigger! Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 14, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: September 14, 2018 The theme of Peer Review Week 2018 is diversity in peer review. As an author, your background, experiences, and unique qualities contribute to the diversity of the industry and can improve the diversity of the peer review process – if you are involved. This week celebrate what makes you unique and how that contributes to a diverse community of scholarly authors. Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 7, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: September 7, 2018 Russell Baker once said, “The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” As you embark on your writing efforts in the week ahead, I encourage you to recognize and embrace the real work involved in the writing process and to find encouragement and support to continue those efforts. Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: September 7, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: September 7, 2018 Russell Baker once said, “The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” As you embark on your writing efforts in the week ahead, I encourage you to recognize and embrace the real work involved in the writing process and to find encouragement and support to continue those efforts. Happy writing!
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Purdue global nondisclosure agreement runs roughshod over faculty rights » Abstract
The AAUP has released a copy of a four-page non-disclosure agreement that appears to be a condition of employment for Purdue Global employees, including instructional faculty, that states that any work product, including all course materials “or other intellectual property that arises in any part in the course of … employment at Purdue Global, is commissioned and owned by Purdue Global as a work-for-hire and may not be used, duplicated or distributed outside of Purdue Global.”
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: August 31, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: August 31, 2018 “Half of my life is an act of revision.” Wise words from John Irving for all writers and ones that thread through our collection of posts this week. Whether you are revising a manuscript or your writing craft this week, we hope that you will find value in some of the resources below. Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: August 24, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: August 24, 2018 In this week’s collection of articles from around the web, we’ve found some helpful tips for academic researchers related to digital workflow, free writing, note taking, and time management. We’ve also found information on how openness influences research impact, things to avoid when developing surveys, and reasons one researcher would unfollow you on social media.
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: August 17, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: August 17, 2018 For many of our readers, the academic school year is back in session (or soon will be) and, as a result, our academic writing efforts may be rekindled or, in some cases, complicated by the schedule the academic calendar brings. If the summer “break” has derailed your writing efforts, the first two articles in our collection may provide advice for getting things back on track as you establish a new routine.
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: August 10, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: August 10, 2018 As evidenced by our collection of articles this week, there is no single way to do things in this field of academic writing. For all of us, even the word summer is associated with different definitions and results – as comically represented in the first post this week.
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Cengage denies trampling authors' rights, claims Cengage Unlimited will increase author royalties » Abstract
In its response to a class action lawsuit filed against them in May by David Knox and Caroline Schacht, Cengage denies that its business model “tramples on” or is in any way inconsistent with its authors’ rights and said it believes that the new Cengage Unlimited model will “increase sales and revenues (and, accordingly, royalties to authors).”
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: August 3, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: August 3, 2018 This week’s collection of articles from around the web includes several perspectives on expectations as they relate to doctoral studies, writing, and academic life. This week I encourage you to define a finish line for one of your projects and celebrate an ending so you can move on to the next great beginning. Happy writing!
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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: July 27, 2018 » Abstract
Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: July 27, 2018 Isaac Asimov said, “It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.” This week’s collection of articles from around the web are sure to have something to catch your imagination and plant a seed for the future. Write this week in a way that might catch the imagination of others and plant seeds for tomorrow’s ideas and practices. Happy writing!