Building a Reading Habit

Six steps to building a reading habit: Trigger the desire by making the reading material obvious (i.e., place articles around the house/lab/office). Acknowledge the positives you’ll gain from reading. Make it easy to succeed (e.g., easy material, short time or small number of pages). Reward success. Publicly state your reading intention (the crowd can help […]

Building a Reading Habit

Six steps to building a reading habit: Trigger the desire by making the reading material obvious (i.e., place articles around the house/lab/office). Acknowledge the positives you’ll gain from reading. Make it easy to succeed (e.g., easy material, short time or small number of pages). Reward success. Publicly state your reading intention (the crowd can help […]

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. […]

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks

If you liked this video, maybe you’d like my Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks program If you want to be a successful academic, you’ll need to publish regularly. If you’re yet to write an article, or if you get anxious thinking about writing, then maybe give this a try. In this workshop we […]

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 five tips to improve your reading and recall: 1. Take notes as you read, not only when you write. 2. Use a […]

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

Marginal gains are small improvements that have the opportunity to compound. They were made famous by the British Cycling Team that competed (and won lots of gold medals) at the 2008 Olympics. But the idea has been around for much longer than that. In some respects it’s the automation and mechanisation of repetitive processes. And, […]

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

Marginal gains are small improvements that have the opportunity to compound. They were made famous by the British Cycling Team that competed (and won lots of gold medals) at the 2008 Olympics. But the idea has been around for much longer than that. In some respects it’s the automation and mechanisation of repetitive processes. And, […]