Cal Newport’s book, How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less changed my life. It still amazes me how well Newport identifies and describes the critical thinking tasks at the heart of an excellent education without ever once using that contested phrase!
Single’s book Demystifying Dissertation Writing: a Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text guides the novice through the task of developing a book-length text. In addition to advice on choosing advisers and an overview of best practices for structuring writing sessions, Single offers refined procedures that eliminate wasted effort from academic writing projects: Continue reading
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Robert Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members summarizes more than two decades of his groundbreaking research into which faculty work habits lead to academic career success. According to Boice, “quick starters” who thrive: Continue reading
Need a guide to the wilds of academic publishing? Want to write for publication more quickly and easily? If you’re in the humanities or social sciences, look no further than Wendy Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, which can help you Continue reading