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The five virtues of peer review(ers)

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These days everyone loves to hate peer review. It is, the story goes, an old fashioned, evil form of collaboration which has been rendered obsolete by shiny new ways of communicating over the Intarweb. I am part of the problem, since I’m not uncritical of peer review. However, peer review has been so pummeled lately that I am starting to feel sorry for it since, no matter how valid many of the objections against it are, it got caught in a perfect storm of pre-existing antipathy and techno-enthusiasm that could sink pretty much anything. So I want to make a point here about peer review which I feel is under-appreciated: the value it has for improving not articles, but reviewers.

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No Project Is Too Big If You Concentrate On Starting Small | Fuel Your Writing

No Project Is Too Big If You Concentrate On Starting Small | Fuel Your Writing | The practice of academic writing | Scoop.it

Big things have small beginnings.

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If You’re Consuming Too Much Then You’re Creating Too Little | Fuel Your Writing

If You’re Consuming Too Much Then You’re Creating Too Little | Fuel Your Writing | The practice of academic writing | Scoop.it

But a closer look usually reveals that most of us are consume a shocking amount in any one day, and that much of that time that could be spent creating. If you’re trying to create and ship something, you may need to check your consumption/creation ratio.

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