You’ve worked really hard on this article. The subject is important to you. You have something important to say. It feels urgent. This vision you have for the paper is extremely important. You know what you want to say even if you are struggling to say it clearly. That vision is still important … [Read more...] about Your vision guides the writing and the revision
Developing a Practice: Feedback & Criticism
Giving and receiving feedback and criticism is hard. And yet it is central to everything you do.
You want to do good work. You want your work to be published so that other scholars can read it and engage with it. You’ve submitted an article manuscript to a peer reviewed journal or a book manuscript to a scholarly monograph publisher. You’ve received a decision and the reviewers comments. … [Read more...] about How can reviewer comments improve your work?
In situations where scarce resources are being allocated, peer review ensures that those decisions are made by people who share a set of values about what counts as knowledge, rigour, and so on. In the context of journal and monograph publishing, only so many things can be published in this … [Read more...] about The role of peer review
Whether it is in the weekly e-mail that clients send me, in tweets, or in casual conversations I've been noticing that academics seem to diminish their accomplishments. "I've had a slow week." "I only marked 2 essays." "I only wrote [insert number here] words today." "I only read 10 articles … [Read more...] about Stop diminishing your accomplishments
As you may recall, this series started with a Twitter convo. As our conversation progressed Anamaria made a good point: @literarychica @jovanevery Feedback is useful in itself and also as a great motivation. All writers write FOR someone. We need a public — Anamaria Dutceac (@anamariadutceac) … [Read more...] about Making Writing Less Scary: Getting feedback on your writing