Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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Asking Questions at Talks: Curiosity is Best When Shared

Susan Tsutakawa, PhD

In my experience, science is most insightful when there’s input from different people.

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Productivity Tip #7: Reclaim Your Meeting

The Edge for Scholars

How often do you hear a colleague say, “I’m so excited to attend today’s group meeting,” or a student remark, “How is it possible that my group meetings …

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Google Has a Powerful New Data Playground for PhDs and MDs to Target Patients, Individuals at Risk and Consumer Trends.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Google Trends provides a powerful new platform to look at regional data using their search term database. Use it to figure out if your patients are getting the information they …

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Three Tips for Writing to Non-Specialists

Eric Sentell, PhD

We often have broader audiences than our fellow specialists. Here are three tips for writing to non-specialists, from a writing specialist.

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Office Hours in the Pool Hall

The Edge for Scholars

Teaching this semester?  Wondering about ways to connect to your students?  It might be time to try meeting them somewhere unusual. Holding office hours in different places helped me reach …

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Writer's Toolbox: Creating Sentences That Flow

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

How to use power positions in sentences to create writing that flows.

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Make It About the Science

David Calkins, PhD

By keeping referencing about the science rather than the scientists, navigating peer review becomes a bit less treacherous.

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Prevent the Email Faux Pas That Gets You Fired: Read Send

Rebecca Helton, MA

Did you know that signing an email with “Sincerely” instead of “Best regards” can irrevocably alter your relationship with a colleague?  Or that “please” and “thank you” can be anything …

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Using Content-Lexical Ties To Connect Ideas in Writing

Eric Sentell, PhD

You may have been told that your writing doesn’t flow well, but were you taught what that meant? Were you told how to fix it?

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