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4 Online Infographics Generators

4 Online Infographics Generators | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Let's face it, the infographics industry is exploding and now we’re seeing some new tools to help us easily create or generate simple infographics.
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The PHD Movie, watch it FREE this month and support the sequel Kickstarter!

The PHD Movie, watch it FREE this month and support the sequel Kickstarter! | academic hipster | Scoop.it
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An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments | academic hipster | Scoop.it
This book is aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals. I have selected a small set of common errors in reasoning and visualized them using memorable illustrations that are supplemented with lots of examples. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice.
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100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers - OnlineCollegeCourses.com

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers - OnlineCollegeCourses.com | academic hipster | Scoop.it
For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point.
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Teaching TSP » A blog about teaching sociology

Teaching TSP » A blog about teaching sociology | academic hipster | Scoop.it
An easy-to-use website about teaching sociology. Posts range from sharing exemplary syllabi and readings to quick tips about grading and using technology efficiently.
Via Søren T. Svendsen
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Hemingway

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Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

Paste in something you're working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.

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IMPALLA call for applications for 2014-2015 is now open

IMPALLA call for applications for 2014-2015 is now open | academic hipster | Scoop.it

International MSc in Social Policy Analysis

http://www.impalla.ceps.lu/


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IMPALLA is a Master after Master program that gives talented students the opportunity of deepening both their theoretical and empirical knowledge in Social Policy Analysis. One of the unique characteristic of the program is the opportunity provided to our students to:

- expand their theoretical knowledge on comparative socio-economic policies and policy evaluation

- as well as their methodological and advanced research skills.

 

Being an IMPALLA student will allow you to attend the intensive lectures of well-known Professors in statistics and methodology from the University of Tilburg. Our practical seminars will offer you the opportunity to acquire or develop your skills in working with SPSS, SAS, STATA, LatentGOLD and other programs, while accessing our large international datasets. In addition, Professors from the University of Leuven will challenge our students to reflect on the current developments of transnational collaborations like that of European welfare states in the European Union.

Our list of well-known professors continues, coming from the University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg or Kent State University US, Professors who will constantly challenge and inspire you, our future IMPALLA student!

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Fun and colorful word clouds

Fun and colorful word clouds | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Freely place your catchwords in visually captivating word clouds on an online whiteboard. Organize your ideas in a fun and colorful way - on your own or collaborate with others.
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patter

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research education, academic writing, public engagement, funding, other eccentricities.
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Tableau for Students - Free Access to Tableau Desktop

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Free Access to Tableau Desktop
Want to analyze data faster? Gain skills for your first job? Then apply for a free license of Tableau Desktop.

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The Myth of Passion and Motivation: How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals - - The Buffer Blog

The Myth of Passion and Motivation: How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals - - The Buffer Blog | academic hipster | Scoop.it
We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them.
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Fall in love with boredom. Fall in love with repetition and practice. Fall in love with the process of what you do and let the results take care of themselves.

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Five Steps For Understanding Althusser's Concept of Ideology Without Going Insane

Five Steps For Understanding Althusser's Concept of Ideology Without Going Insane | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Ideologies are fantasies that support our relationships with each other and these false pictures give us our very identities. In fact, we don't really fantasize about the world, but rather we are t...
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Grad Resources

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Dozens of issues dominate the life and mind of a graduate student. From relationships to research, time management to financial management, it seems that there are often too many components to juggle. Surviving this multiplicity of priorities requires an action plan and fierce intentionality. Below is a list of topics with articles, suggested blogs and books, and tips for managing each area of life. Browse our library of resources and discover new approaches to navigating the challenges of the grad life.

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Grad Student Advice Round-Up

Grad Student Advice Round-Up | academic hipster | Scoop.it
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"Another general suggestion is that most academics tend to use the same methods their whole career and they’re the methods that they learned in graduate school. Don’t be like them, right? That’s the first suggestion. Don’t be like them. Keep learning tools. The second suggestion is to realize that, realize the social science generalization that people are who they are. People tend to be the same and you’re probably going to be like them. What that means is that when you’re in graduate school or you’re an undergraduate, pick up the tools because the tools will enable you to do the things that others haven’t been able to do. So if you have the choice, take some statistics courses, take some courses in political methodology, take a computer science course or two now and then you’ll have a framework on which to build. Then you can prove me wrong after you become a professor and you can learn more tools, but those tools will be taken to the next level."

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EBR | Electronic Book Review

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Get your focus back in your PhD in one hour — PhD blog * great content in Dunglish for PhD's

Get your focus back in your PhD in one hour — PhD blog * great content in Dunglish for PhD's | academic hipster | Scoop.it
One of my  colleagues, entrepreneur Nicola Bird, wrote these 5 simple steps that help you to get your focus back. And although it was written for pe
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The sociological cinema: teaching and learning sociology through video.

The sociological cinema: teaching and learning sociology through video. | academic hipster | Scoop.it
“ Tags: class , economic sociology , emotion/desire , gender , globalization , immigration/citizenship , inequality , organizations/occupations/work , care deficit, motherhood, subtitles/CC ,...”
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The New Academic - Dr Nadine Muller

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Book Review: "BITE recipes for remarkable research"

Book Review: "BITE recipes for remarkable research" | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Judy Robertson is the co-editor of the free to download academic recipe book “BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research” which is published by Sense this month. I was privileged to take part in this ...
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The Write Stuff: The secrets of Successful Academic Writing

The Write Stuff: The secrets of Successful Academic Writing | academic hipster | Scoop.it

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tat/pdfs/The%20Write%20Stuff.pdf

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Academic success requires writing. Don't write out of a sense of obligation. Write because you have something to say and because you want to shape the future of your discipline.

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Advance Your Career Through Project-Based Online Classes - Udacity

Advance Your Career Through Project-Based Online Classes - Udacity | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Discover online classes taught by top instructors and industry experts. Take courses at your own pace.
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Academic Torrents

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Conference Chic, or, How to Dress Like an Anthropologist

Conference Chic, or, How to Dress Like an Anthropologist | academic hipster | Scoop.it
By Carole McGranahan with Kate Fischer, Rachel Fleming, Willi Lempert, and Marnie Thomson Wondering what to wear to the AAAs? We’ve got you covered. For women: throw a few scarves in your suitcase,...
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Academic Fashion: amusing and refreshing topic. Nice Saturday morning read.

"I dress like my people even though they don’t dress like this." 

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Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography

Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography | academic hipster | Scoop.it
On grit, the art of storytelling, and bridging the gap between good taste and great work.

This American Life host and producer Ira Glass
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CourseWorld

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Watch free educational videos about the Arts and Humanities. Discover and browse thousands of high-quality lectures from top universities. Join the movement.
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Welcome - Ommwriter

Welcome - Ommwriter | academic hipster | Scoop.it
Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.
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