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What To Do If You Are Stuck in the Middle of a Writing or Other Project

What To Do If You Are Stuck in the Middle of a Writing or Other Project | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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What to do when you are stuck in the middle of your writing project.

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How to Write a Great Research Paper - YouTube

An eye-opening talk... Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Seven simple suggestions: don't wait - write, iden...
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A 30-minute+ YouTube video on the topic.

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Writing With a Heavy Teaching Load

Writing With a Heavy Teaching Load | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Yes, you can "find time" to write, but not without sacrifices.
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Tips for academic writers with a heavy teaching load #academicwriting

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Overcoming writer's block: three tips

Overcoming writer's block: three tips | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Academics tend to use procrastination as an explanation for writer’s block, says Rowena Murray, but really, they are just avoiding asking for help
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A few tips to overcome writer's block (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting

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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
What seems like common sense isn't common practice, says Rowena Murray who shares her top tips for getting published
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Tips for young scientists wishing to publish in academic journals (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting 

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seven reasons why journals reject papers

seven reasons why journals reject papers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
I’ve written about rejections several times, and most of this is scattered throughout the blog, so I thought it might be helpful to amalgamate the most important points together. All in one place. ...
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Some reasons why your papers have been rejected

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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.
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Useful advice for academic communicators  (Harvard Business Review)

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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Didion, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Orwell, and other literary icons.

By popular demand, I've put together a perio
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Maria Popova's periodically updated reading list of famous advice on writing.

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How to write paragraphs (advice for authoring a PhD or academic book)

How to write paragraphs (advice for authoring a PhD or academic book) | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs.
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The writing of scientific texts seen from the perspective of its main building blocks – the paragraphs. 

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The best writer's resources on the web - Writer's Knowledge Base

The best writer's resources on the web - Writer's Knowledge Base | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The best articles on writing on the web.
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Writer's Knowledge Base - The Search Engine for Writers

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MyBookBuzz - Where authors meet readers

MyBookBuzz - Where authors meet readers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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An instant website for authors who wish do interact with their readers.

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How to write a science news story based on a research paper

How to write a science news story based on a research paper | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the Guardian and Observer, is open for entries
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How to write a science news story based on a research paper

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A guide to choosing journals for academic publication

A guide to choosing journals for academic publication | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The key is the match between your paper and the journal Choosing a journal for your paper is a complex and nuanced process. Don’t expect to be able to ask anyone else off the cuff and get a sensibl...
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Why Nobody Read your Tech Article, and How to Fix it

Why Nobody Read your Tech Article, and How to Fix it | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
When I started a blog, I never thought 20,000 people would read anything I wrote, let alone when I wrote something about programming. Why? The stats for a new blog are stark. One study discovered...
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A piece of useful advice on writing, by a technical blogger
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Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
"Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world." Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004)
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Susan Sontag on Writing and Storytelling
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The Habits of Highly Productive Writers

The Habits of Highly Productive Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
There are no tricks to make writing easier, just practices you can develop to get it done.
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Practices you can develop to improve your academic writing
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How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Journal editors share their advice on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter - and deal with awkward feedback from reviewers
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More tips for young scientists wishing to publish in academic journals (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting

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George Orwell's Guide to Writing Well

George Orwell's Guide to Writing Well | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Step One: Eliminate every cliche from your vocabulary.
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George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well

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Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter

Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Do one thing well. Flatten the structure. Say it once, say it right.
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Tips for repairing a problematic paper or chapter (Medium)

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Comment Etiquette

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Paul Krugman, in his capacity of Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, recently felt the need to remind his readers to stay on topic when commenting on his
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Tips on etiquette for your on-line comments.

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Feature: How not to treat a guest speaker

Feature: How not to treat a guest speaker | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Tim Birkhead offers hosts a 10-step guide on how not to behave
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A10-step  guide on how not to treat a guest speaker

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Twitterific Writing Links

Twitterific Writing Links | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
A weekly roundup of the top writing links from around the web.
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Some More Useful Links on Writing

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Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to choosing article titles

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to choosing article titles | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
One of the key tasks for an article author who wants to be cited is to quickly persuade people to click on the title of their piece and learn more from the abstract or book outline, and then from t...
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Why Do You Abandon A Book? - Edudemic

Why Do You Abandon A Book? - Edudemic | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Have you ever picked up a book that someone recommended to you that you were super excited to read, and you just couldn’t get into it? Or on the teaching end, have some of your students been unable to get into a book that you thought they would like, or that other groups have liked, …
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What makes your book readable or unreadable. Also applicable to your thesis.

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The whys and why nots of reading a book to its end.

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Daniel Pink: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever

Daniel Pink: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
What percentage of your time is spent convincing people to give up something they value (like time, energy, attention, or money) in exchange for something you offer? This was the question posed by Daniel Pink, the first keynote speaker at this year’s ASCD conference in Los Angeles. He shared a study where 7,000 Americans participated, and …
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Daniel Pink's advice on the importance of being persuasive in the classroom is also useful for academic writers and presenters.

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