Category Archives: Academic Writing

Why a “Revise & Resubmit” Is Really an “Accept!”

Did you just receive a “Revise and Resubmit”? Any scholar who publishes is familiar with the flood of mixed emotions that accompany a “revise and resubmit” notification: Jubilance: “Yay! I heard back on this manuscript!” Despair: “Noooooo! They want me … Continue reading

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Honor These Rules of Good Public Speaking

The skills required for public speaking are the same ones you’ll need for networking and for interviews. The same rules apply no matter how small the task. Honor these rules and you’ll be ready to excel in public speaking in … Continue reading

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Academic Writers: What Type Are You? #writeon

Working with academic writers, I encounter a wide variety of approaches to writing.  If you can identify the “type” of writer you are, it will be easier to overcome some of the issues that get in the way of your … Continue reading

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Academic Writers: Do You Need Support for Your Summer Writing Projects?

Summer is here–or fast approaching–for academic writers.  And summer support groups are launching this week. National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s boot camp is accepting registrants until Friday.  Click here for details. The Professor Is In is offering “Unstuck: … Continue reading

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What Can a Career Coach Do for You?

Now that most college campuses are winding down for the academic year, my work focus has narrowed to providing services for private clients. Here’s a sampling of the work I did last week–most of what I do is some version … Continue reading

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PhD + 1 Is a Must For Those Seeking Tenure-Track Positions

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences posted a brightly-colored graphic that belies the bad news it illustrates in, “Danger Signs for the Academic Job Market in the Humanities?” It tells us what we already know: it’s harder and harder … Continue reading

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Change the Way You Think and Behave

Why is it so hard to change the way we think and behave? Everyone–school kids, college students, professionals, faculty–has trouble with this: changing the way we think and do things. It’s as if our brains cannot reframe things even when … Continue reading

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