What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants

On Amazon you can see the reviewer history. You can see what other products they’ve reviewed, and what they said. Would a similar approach be useful in academia? Would that make receiving a negative review easier? Transcript: Good day there, bakers, writers, and rock stars. Dr. Richard Huysmans here. Talking today about what reviewers might […]

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

If you want your work to be read, downloaded, and cited, you MUST promote it. So, what are some of the best ways you’ve seen an academic share their research work on social media? Here are 15 ideas from me… Transcript: Too often the social media posts that I see promoting research articles are basically, “Here’s an […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

There are all kinds of ways to write a thesis. And thus, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make in the process. Here are some that I have seen: Starting too early Starting too late Not involving your supervisor Poor backups Delayed referencing Not using a reference manager Not knowing your word processor […]

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Getting better at writing is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing writing. So here are 5 tips to improve your writing: Read the style of writing you want to write. Write assuming people will skim and skip sections. Use subheadings. Don’t write […]

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Getting better at reading is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing reading or recalling what we’ve read. So here are 5 tips to improve your reading and recall: Take notes as you read, not only when you write. Use a citation manager. […]

Eleven Things I’ve learned About Running Writing Groups

In September last year, I started some new writing groups. Even though my role is facilitator and training, I have learned a lot about writing itself. Here are 11 ideas that came to mind: Writing is annoying and rewarding. Writing shared is writing halved. Ignore the basics. Set up for success. Share your progress. Imagine […]

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

There are all kinds of ways to write a thesis. And thus, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make in the process. Here are some that I have seen: • Starting too early • Starting too late • Not involving your supervisor • Poor backups • Delayed referencing • Not using a reference […]