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This is a helpful post for a range of academic writing tasks, e.g. for writing up and disseminating PhD results, designing a conference poster, etc. The point is well-made that academic writing and dissemination is frequently unnecessarily cluttered with excessive levels of detail, when some well-designed 'attention points' would enable readers to access key ideas quickly.
A friend has asked me if I know more about Keats' notion of negative capability, as mentioned in my blog of the other day. Well, no, I don't know more about what he personally had to say about it.
But the concept of staying with an unclear situation, sitting at the fulcrum, stillpoint, of the creative tension between two apparent contradictions without forcing a decision, is a familiar one to me. I think about it a great deal, in fact, as it seems to me that our habitual ways of dividing the world into polar opposites is responsible for a great deal of the suffering in the world, our own and others'. This is a book-length thesis – and indeed there are many books out there on this subject in the fields of psychology, spirituality and philosophy. I can't possibly do justice to this in a brief(ish) post, but what lies behind this concept seems so crucial for the evolution of consciousness of our species that I can't let it pass without a few words.
The truth is that I hadn't thought much of linking SEO and papers before, but it's reasonable: to use the techniques of marketing from bloggers and websites to raise the visibility of our research. There is a document on the ...
Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before - using augmented reality animation.
Well-intended efforts to change the general education curriculum have foundered on the shoals of academic politics. As a consequence, students are leaving college insufficiently prepared to be the kinds of leaders our world desperately needs.
42% of Millennials blame colleges for rising student debt USA TODAY In the poll of 2,089 young adults between 18- and 29-years-old, 42% of respondents blamed colleges and universities for rising student debt, while 30% blamed the federal government.
BIS study finds UK producing less academic research in science, mathematics and engineering than a decade ago (Study finds UK producing less academic research in science, maths and engineering than a decade ago http://t.co/GluzBQCMes...
African Universities Fail On Policy Research Matters AllAfrica.com AFRICAN universities are failing to recommend appropriate policies to their governments because they are weak on policy research resulting in states failing to address problems that...
The student has moved into a new era. Generation ‘Oh well’ (as in “I’m broke … oh well”) has moved on, and its successors are questioning the worth of higher education. Value for money is at the forefront of every student’s mind.
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