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Early career researchers making their own luck – with help from the internet

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Launching our new blogging platform for early career academics, Kathryn Eccles, historian turned digital humanist, extols the career benefits of staying open minded and switched on

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Use of blogs, Twitter and Facebook by PhD Students for Scholarly Communication: A UK study (Manchester eScholar Services - The University of Manchester)


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Oldest European Medieval Cookbook Found

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A 12th-century manuscript contains the oldest known European Medieval food recipes, according to new research.
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Best and Worst Jobs of 2013

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CareerCast.com ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on five criteria: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook.
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70 useful sentences for academic writing

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Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence stems that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on. And they did. Immensely. After the course was over, I stacked my sentences away, but kept wondering if I could ever put them to good use and perhaps help other DELTA / Trinity / MA / PhD students who know exactly what they want to say, but might have trouble finding the best way to say it.

So here are 70 sentences extracted and adapted from the original compilation, which ran for almost 10 pages. This list is organized around keywords (rather than functions / discourse categories) so I can explore each word’s ecosystem better, highlight common collocations and so on.

Before you start:

1. Pay close attention to the words in bold, which are often used in conjunction with the main word.
2. [   ] means “insert a suitable word here”, while (   ) means “this word is optional.”
3. Bear in mind that, within each group, some examples are slightly more formal / less frequent than others.
4. I am not claiming, by any stretch of the imagination, that these are the most common ways to use each word. These are just examples of academic discourse that I collected randomly in the late 90s.

Argue
a. Along similar lines, [X] argues that ___.
b. There seems to be no compelling reason to argue that ___.
c. As a rebuttal to this point, it might be (convincingly) argued that ___.
d. There are [three] main arguments that can be advanced to support ___.
e. The underlying argument in favor of / against [X] is that ___.
f. [X]‘s argument in favor of / against [Y] runs as follows: ___.

Claim
a. In this [paper], I put forward the claim that ___.

 

Read more: http://thepursuitoftranslation.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/70-useful-sentences-for-academic-writing/


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 22, 2014 5:48 PM

A mighty helpful list to keep close to your screen...

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Productivity Tools for Researchers

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I like to be efficient so that i can make time for the most important things – like reading, writing, and thinking.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:09 PM

Lots of useful tools for anyone doing research, from students working on a research paper, to writers contemplating a historical novel, to post-grad researchers trying to pull their latest publication together.

 

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Stepmothers as Villains: The Dark Side of Medieval Motherhood

Anglo-Norman writers seem to assign women to one of two extremes within the chronicles: on one side there are women who are presented as visions of perfection.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:05 PM

Do stepmothers get a bad rap in fairy tales, or are they just evil?

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Productivity Tools for Researchers

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:09 PM

Lots of useful tools for anyone doing research, from students working on a research paper, to writers contemplating a historical novel, to post-grad researchers trying to pull their latest publication together.