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wait but why: Putting Time In Perspective September 14, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Writing Advice and Insight.
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To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines colors will help you see which timelines are which.  All timeline widths are exactly accurate to the amount of time theyre expressing.

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Presenting Conference Papers in the Humanities April 10, 2013

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PRESENTING CONFERENCE PAPERS IN THE HUMANITIESby Writing Center StaffThis page outlines some concerns specific to students presenting papers in the Humanities.

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Open access: The true cost of science publishing : Nature News & Comment March 28, 2013

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Michael Eisen doesn’t hold back when invited to vent. “It’s still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product. “It’s a ridiculous transaction,” he says.

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Flourish Newsletter March 11, 2013

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Flourish is a free, monthly, electronic newsletter to encourage and connect graduate student, faculty, and independent scholarly writers. Never more than two pages once a month, it tells the stories of those who are surviving and even thriving as writers in academia. Some of the topics addressed are developing good writing habits, sending essays to journals for submission, organizing research material, working with editors and advisors, persevering on books or dissertations, and using citation and presentation software. Flourish is written and produced by Wendy Belcher, author, editor, and professor.

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