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Essential PhD tips: 10 articles all doctoral students should read

Essential PhD tips: 10 articles all doctoral students should read | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
From choosing the right topic to getting through your thesis
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Short science abstracts that avoid jargon and hype are cited less, study shows - Phys.Org

Short science abstracts that avoid jargon and hype are cited less, study shows - Phys.Org | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
When writing the abstracts for journal articles, most scientists receive similar advice: keep it short, dry, and simple.
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The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data: How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud

The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data: How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
“What’s the book? There’s no book for this. What do we do?’”
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How to write 10,000 words a day

How to write 10,000 words a day | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts on the Thesis Whisperer is How to write 1000 words a day and not go bat shit crazy. Last year a Twitter follower brought to my attention a post called How I went from ...
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5 ways to kill your darlings

5 ways to kill your darlings | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Sooner or later each thesis writer finds themselves holding the knife - the virtual one of course. Taking a leaf out of Stephen King's book - how can we murder our darlings?
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So You Are Starting Your First Year at a Research University...

So You Are Starting Your First Year at a Research University... | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
It's August--and while that means a dearth of news about American politics, it also means that across the country, recent high school grads are getting ready to start up at a dizzying array of coll...
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Researching universities: how to make the right choice - Telegraph

Researching universities: how to make the right choice - Telegraph | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
When it comes to universities, one size doesn’t fit all, so ensure you’re aware of the range of options, says Helena Pozniak.
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Is a Masters an isolating experience?

Is a Masters an isolating experience? | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
It is with abject trepidation that I begin my Masters dissertation.
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Chasing the job market is no way to choose a degree

Chasing the job market is no way to choose a degree | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Ally Fogg: University applicants should certainly follow their heart as well as their head – the job market is too unpredictable to second guess
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15 Must-Read Books (And 2 Must-Watch Movies) For Political Science Students » Duck of Minerva

15 Must-Read Books (And 2 Must-Watch Movies) For Political Science Students » Duck of Minerva | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
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The discussant's art - Chris Blattman

The discussant's art - Chris Blattman | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it

A colleague and I were lamenting the state of paper discussants the other day. Seldom do we faculty teach graduate students how to be professionals. Even more seldom are we examples of brevity and wit. With that in mind, we came up with a list of tips for the budding academic:

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Students: How to email to your Professor, employer, and professional peers - Chris Blattman

Students: How to email to your Professor, employer, and professional peers - Chris Blattman | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it

A third of student emails make me cringe. Not from scorn (well, maybe a little scorn) but mainly sympathy. Distressing sympathy.

Here are 12 pieces of advice. I welcome others from readers. (Examples of terrible emails are welcome, so long as the sender is anonymous.)

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Advice for Smart Students on Succeeding in College - New York Times (blog)

Advice for Smart Students on Succeeding in College - New York Times (blog) | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Advice for Smart Students on Succeeding in College New York Times (blog) Few undergraduate experiences will broaden your appreciation for diverse intellectual and cultural traditions, teach you independence and distinguish your evolving résumé like...
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Why Academics' Writing Stinks

Why Academics' Writing Stinks | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.
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10 steps to PhD failure

10 steps to PhD failure | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer)
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The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé

The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Résumé | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview
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Some tricks to reduce word count in academic writing · EAS

Some tricks to reduce word count in academic writing · EAS | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
You often end up needing to reduce word count in your academic writing. You can reduce word count without effecting the substance of the writing, though.
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Ten things I wish I'd known before starting my dissertation

Ten things I wish I'd known before starting my dissertation | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
Are you putting the final touches to a dissertation? Let's pass on some tips to those who'll be doing them next year
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International Association for Political Science Students

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Politikon, an academic journal that publishes undergraduate and graduate research by students from political science and interenational relations

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10 truths a supervisor will never tell you

10 truths a supervisor will never tell you | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon
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Ipsaportal.net - The Portal of Political Science

Ipsaportal.net - The Portal of Political Science | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it
A portal developed by The International Political Science Association to enhance access and circulation of selected Political Science sources to the community scholars
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Applying for a PhD in Political Science » Duck of Minerva

I get a lot of emails asking for advice about putting together their graduate-school applications. I also get a lot of emails asking how to “improve” an application to make it “more competitive.” I suspect that these emails come to me because I am Director of Admissions in the Government Department, and people assume that part of my job description is “helping them get into graduate school.”

Nonetheless, because I like to think of myself as a “nice person,” I try to answer these queries with the sage advice that comes from many years on admissions committees. But it grows tiring to write the same basic words over and over and over again. “Perhaps,” I think to myself, “I could put my advice in a blog post and simply provide a link?”

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How to write an essay - Chris Blattman

How to write an essay - Chris Blattman | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it

The worst essay I ever read (from a grad student at an unnamed Ivy college) sought to explain why China developed after the West. The sole source of evidence (and about 80% of the text): a series of block quotations from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Every essay I’ve read since then is a wild improvement, but for some, not by much.

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10 things I tell undergraduates - Chris Blattman

10 things I tell undergraduates - Chris Blattman | Tips for students on writing and research | Scoop.it

I don’t need to tell you what you already hear from many quarters: get a well-rounded education and enjoy yourself. That is good advice. But here are the ten extra things I tell all undergraduate advisees interested in international public service:

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