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Tips for a Successful PhD « Academic Life

The acronym PhD comes from the Latin Philosophiae Doctor (or Doctor of Philosophy), where philosophy is not to be understood as a branch of science, but as its original Greek meaning of “love of wisdom” or “the pursuit of in-depth knowledge”.
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Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words

Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing.
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webinar registration

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my top 3 tips to help you write your thesis or research paper
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Why is scientific writing so boring? | hyde and rugg

Why is scientific writing so boring? | hyde and rugg | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
By Gordon Rugg Scientific writing isn't boring because scientists don't know anything better. There are solid, sensible, positive reasons for scientific writing being so boring. Unfortunately, those reasons are seldom explained ...
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the cruel reviewer | patter

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Posted on April 15, 2013 by pat thomson. It's funny how the bad stuff .... View all posts by pat thomson → ... I wrote a post on my blog and it can be found here: http://wp.me/p1YSjr-g2 ... You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
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Papers are academic currency, and the sooner you start accumulating wealth, the better. Publication of ...
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2013 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing | Opportunities For ...

2013 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing | Opportunities For ... | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its twenty-fifth session Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing for the year 2013.
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literature review sandcastle A few years ago I made this promise to myself. It's no exaggeration to say that it changed my life. It's a philosophy that has lead me to be super productive, creative and organised all at the same time.
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7 Scientifically-Backed Copywriting Tips

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The practice of persuasive copywriting is a necessity, if you want to sell products, services, or ideas online.
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Duygu Simsek | Disciplinary Variation in Writing

Duygu Simsek | Disciplinary Variation in Writing | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Part of my PhD aims to help students/citizen scientists write like a scientist. I'm currently 5 months into my PhD and hopefully by 2.5 years time, in 2015, I'll find the way to develop one's academic writing abilities.
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Academic Joy

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Every researcher has a story to tell.
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Fantastic site, full of useful resources for PhD students!

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Tips for a Successful PhD « Academic Life

The acronym PhD comes from the Latin Philosophiae Doctor (or Doctor of Philosophy), where philosophy is not to be understood as a branch of science, but as its original Greek meaning of “love of wisdom” or “the pursuit of in-depth knowledge”.
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how not to fail the PhD: christmas present four

how not to fail the PhD: christmas present four | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
The most common way to fail a PhD is not to submit it. Or not to hand in the major revisions. It’s pretty rare for people to actually fail PhDs once they are submitted. The kinds of figures that ge...
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40 Pinterest Pins for Proud Grammar Nerds | OEDb

40 Pinterest Pins for Proud Grammar Nerds | OEDb | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
While Pinterest may more often be used to collect inspiration for DIY projects and drool over insanely expensive couture, it is also an excellent resource for getting nerdy about grammar.
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Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?

Why Is Academic Writing So Academic? | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Professors didn’t decide to make academic writing this way, any more than journalists decided to invent listicles. (Interesting perspective on academic writing. It holds for scientific writing as well.
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From this article: "If journalists sound friendly, that’s because they’re writing for strangers. With academics, it’s the reverse." And this is what makes it so difficult.

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We're taking a break: see you in 2014! | The Thesis Whisperer

We're taking a break: see you in 2014! | The Thesis Whisperer | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope those who celebrate Christmas are sitting back on the couch with a full belly... and I'm sure the rest of you are enjoying life without the Christmas shopping traffic :-) This post is just a short ...
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How to Improve Your Writing by... Reading: Three Practical Tips for PhD Students

How to Improve Your Writing by... Reading: Three Practical Tips for PhD Students | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it

Do you find it difficult to figure out the relevant content for your thesis chapters?Do you struggle with getting the appropriate structure?Do you have to labor to achieve the right style?

In this Webinar I’ll show you how you can learn about different aspects of writing by simply reading and paying attention to what the masters do. I will also share simple and practical ways of capturing key elements of content,structure and style.

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Half of theses fail to show how they advance to knowledge - Times Higher Education

Half of theses fail to show how they advance to knowledge - Times Higher Education | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Half of theses fail to show how they advance to knowledge Times Higher Education Almost half of doctoral candidates fail to claim that their theses have contributed to knowledge despite this being the main criterion on which...
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Three Minute Thesis contest is 'Canadian Idol' for the geeky set - Waterloo Record

Three Minute Thesis contest is 'Canadian Idol' for the geeky set - Waterloo Record | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Waterloo Record Three Minute Thesis contest is 'Canadian Idol' for the geeky set Waterloo Record The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest drew master's and PhD students from 16 Ontario universities to its first Ontario-wide competition, a race for a...
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Free and easy: scientific publishing, open access style | Stephen ...

Free and easy: scientific publishing, open access style | Stephen ... | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Open access stands in contrast to the model that had evolved over the previous couple of hundred years, based on publishing research in scientific journals that charge for access. The charges help cover the costs of editing, ...
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4 New Recipes for Becoming a Top Researcher

4 New Recipes for Becoming a Top Researcher | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
Find out the 4 new recipes on how to become a top researcher, shared by the UT Professor of Experimental Psychology Jüri Allik who belongs to the top 1 per cent of the world's most-cited scientists in his field.
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Money makes the world go around | The Thesis Whisperer

Money makes the world go around | The Thesis Whisperer | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
I thought I knew a lot about the system, until Mary-Helen Ward who is just completing a PhD on the PhD in Australia at the University of Sydney, sent me her draft thesis. I asked Mary-Helen if she would do a post to explain the ...
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The Science of Scientific Writing » American Scientist

Great advice - write to anticipate the reader's needs. The Science of Scientific Writing » American Scientist http://t.co/RrLEn2sm #psyappr
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Turn your notes into writing using the Cornell method « The Thesis ...

Turn your notes into writing using the Cornell method « The Thesis ... | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
About Thesis Whisperer Dr Inger Mewburn is a Research Fellow at a major university in Melbourne, Australia. She writes for and edits the Thesis Whisperer blog and runs a generic research skill program for research students.
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10 Steps to Finishing a PhD Thesis (or book) in 6 Months » Duck of ...

But once you've done your (field) research, reading, thinking through the chapters, taking notes etc. it really should only take you 6 months to finish the thesis. For PhD students this is referred to as the end of the faffing ...
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Happy Plain English Day Everyone! | Literature Review HQ

Happy Plain English Day Everyone! | Literature Review HQ | Scientific Academic Writing | Scoop.it
The Thesis Whisperer. Where to start with Inger's amazing Blog? Well a cop out answer might just be to say go and check out her book. Ok, I'll pick two articles for you. This one is about how to make it less difficult to cut and edit your work.
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