Tag «publishing»

Find a Mentor Text

When working on a manuscript, it can be helpful to identify several mentor texts from the journal you hope to publish in. These texts can serve as models for how you think about writing your piece. In the following video, I explain the benefits of using mentor texts:     Watch Another Tip!

How to Publish With Others

Publishing with others can be an amazing experience. Not only do you share the work load, but you have people around you who can push you and make your work better. Because you want it to go well there are some general guidelines to put in place up front that can make the process run …

What Do I Do With a Revise & Resubmit?

When you submit a manuscript for publication, you’re two most likely outcomes are: (a) reject and (b) revise and resubmit. Ideally, you will find yourself in a revise and resubmit situation more often than not. Do you know that it is extremely rare to get an accept/accept with revisions based on your initial submission? You …

Academic Writing Tips: Getting Organized

Starting today, and coming at you every Thursday, I’m going to be highlighting specific issues as it relates to teaching and mentoring at the doctoral and assistant professor level. This will include things like specific teaching techniques/issues that are aimed at teaching doctoral classes, what it means to be a mentor, and tips for writing …

August Video Update

At the end of each month, I do a brief overview of the videos posted to my You Tube Channel. Here’s the run down for August: I have two main themes this month in my videos. First, I have continued to develop videos related to finding a job in academia – aimed at doctoral students …

Your Data is a Pile of Crap

Recently, I was trying to help a doc student revise the methods section of a research paper. The student had collected and analyzed data and knew the process well enough to answer my most detailed of questions. However, drafts were coming in a bit….unfocused. You know how it goes. You start writing a section of …

Twitter, Storify, & My Class

My Politics of Reading course is winding down. Actually, the entire semester is almost over. We spent one of our last classes talking about assessment, testing, and the Common Core State Standards. We’ve actually been talking about these things throughout the semester. I wanted my students to get a larger sense of the issues related to testing …