Walk the Dog: How Writing Every Day Can Make a Project Seem Less Daunting

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In her Chronicle Vitae article, Joli Jensen equates her daily writing time with walking the dog. That is, many people view their writing obligations as “wild beasts, lurking in the …

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Responding to Manuscript Reviews While Avoiding Cerebral Aneurysms

James West, PhD

A request for revisions is as good as acceptance - but only if you'll put aside your burning desire to see the wretches who did not appreciate your brilliance crushed …

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Shut Up and Write

Rebecca Helton, MA

As we head into a new semester, you may be making writing goals for the new year.  The following article has some great suggestions for how to motivate and keep …

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8 Reasons I Accepted Your Article

The Edge for Scholars

It helps if your reviewer wishes they'd written that paper.

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Publishing Null Results

Behavioral Scientist

Nearly every scientist has felt the frustration of pouring effort, money and (sometimes) tears into a project only to get null results. The elusive p<0.05 decides whether results get …

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The Joke's on You

The Edge for Scholars

What makes a funny joke?  What makes a strong grant application?  Sometimes, the same things. In the video below, Jerry Seinfeld describes his joke-writing process and takes the viewer through …

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PLoS One and Stupid CV Tricks

Rebecca Helton, MA

More is better, yes, when it comes to publications. But beyond that, that you should have some idea of the expectations for your field. Especially when it comes to first-author …

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Abstract Roundup, Yee-Haw!

Aimee Edgeworth

Saddle up for this week's writing roundup featuring helpful resources for writing an abstract.

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Go To SLEEP! The Five Things That Happen When You Don't Call It A Night

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

How many times have you sat down at your computer and worked way too late into the night writing a paper or grant only to find that in the cold …

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Vexing Issues for New PIs: Picking Corresponding Author, Potential Reviewers, Blacklisting and Other Angst

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Recommending fair and thoughtful reviewers and other quandaries of submitting your first independent manuscripts.

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