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You know what? I'll just do it.

Group Project Skills: How do I overcome my instinctual desire to just work alone? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jun 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Short Answer Questions for Dummies

Do you totally nail short-answer questions on exams? If so, give me your blow-by-blow method. Inspired by this question. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jun 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Career software for academic advisors?

What career interest inventory testing procedures and career related computer software programs would a college academic advisor use? [more inside]
posted by cute little Billy Henderson, age 4 on May 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for Innovative US Right-Wing Youth Civics and Activist groups

Looking for specific suggestions of particularly innovative successful/popular US national-level grassroots right-wing civics activist groups (can be conservative, libertarian, religious, non-religious etc. etc; but not extremist) for an academic research project. We are especially interested in youth-focussed/web & new media-savvy/participatory culture savvy groups. Any research report (academic or non-academic) recommendations are most welcome too. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on May 26, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I set up a retired professor's web presence.

What's a tastefully-themed content management system + host that is not a blog? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Reasearch paper writing tips needed

I have cousin who is an undergrad college student overwhelmed by the research paper process, who asking me for help Any tips to help me help him? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Mar 22, 2011 - 14 answers

How to learn zookeeping skills

I am most likely going to be made the chair of an extremely dysfunctional academic department in a few years. How can I best prepare for this position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me write my dissertation acknowledgments

Suggestions for a dissertation acknowledgments section? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 13, 2011 - 22 answers

For baking theory, the answer is: promoting gluten development

What are some "best-guess" answers for your academic discipline (or job)? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Mar 10, 2011 - 75 answers

Looking for a term/articles

Is there a term for the idea that women are (at least partially) the enforcers of patriarchal gender norms and practices? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Mar 7, 2011 - 13 answers


Are some professional conferences scams / wastes of money? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 28, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I get back into academia?

Repositioning myself for academic career success. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheer up, kids.

[Subculture Filter] What is emo all about anyway? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Feb 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Recording & Networking At An Academic Conference

Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Feb 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Biotech postdoc simultaneously exploring academic and industry jobs?

How does a biotech postdoc simultaneously explore academic and industry job opportunities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 answers

publisher reputation

if I'm looking through a library... does being published with Springer Verglag mean that the research is legit, and does being published with Nova Publishers mean that it isn't?
posted by moorooka on Jan 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Essay writing for dummies

How did you write your university essays? Real life blow-by-blow accounts please. [more inside]
posted by fix on Jan 25, 2011 - 57 answers

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.)

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Do academic journals always return manuscript submissions with requests for edits?

Academics: Do submissions to journals always result in the manuscript being returned for editing prior to publication? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 13, 2011 - 38 answers

What should I write every day?

I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Any tools for academics that make your life better?

For the academics out there: are there any new tools for academics out there that have changed your life for the better? How do you find them? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Academic Job Applications: A Spiraling, Endlessly Recursive Process?

How to streamline working on academic job applications? [more inside]
posted by speicus on Dec 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Please recommend bibliography software.

Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

What should I do with my life?

I need advice on my special snowflake academic future. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym!

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym! [more inside]
posted by coolnik on Nov 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Annotating PDFs and searching within the annotations...

What's the best Mac solution for annotating academic pdfs and then searching across all the pdfs that you've annotated? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Oct 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Academic Self-Talk

How Can I Care Less About My Grades? [more inside]
posted by AndGee on Sep 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Conference Writing for Dummies - there's a hidden market here.

Conference writing for dummies? (Or non-academics?) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It's academic

I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

"Do you have any questions for us?"

Meta-ask: How can I learn to ask better questions? Specifically: how I can learn to ask natural, un-contrived questions in job interviews? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Aug 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Getting Things Filed

Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 answers

How do you refer to developing countries

What terms should be used to refer to developing countries. "Developing countries?" "The Global South?" "Emerging Countries." They all feel problematic, so [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jul 29, 2010 - 41 answers

Grammar check - is Word my only option?

I'm writing a postgrad research paper. English is my second language (Afrikaans being my first), and though I am fluid in both, I still sometimes trip up on silly grammar issues with English, particularly tenses. I use Word, but was wondering -- does anyone know of software aimed specifically at writing academic/research texts? For what it's worth, I use MLA formatting with in text citation.
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Synthesizing research and keeping it all straight.

How do you organize research so that you can synthesize it later while writing your literature review? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 21, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I find the most prominent researchers on a given subject in the life sciences?

How can I find the most prominent researchers on a given subject in the life sciences? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jul 15, 2010 - 8 answers

I'm a student of the world...yeah, that's it!

What's the cheapest way to be a student to get a student or academic discount? [more inside]
posted by devilish on Jul 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Some information doesn't want to be free.

We have a directory of indexed PDFs of back issues of an academic journal we publish. Can I make it so that Google can see the text (so searchers will see when a journal issue contains the keyword they're looking for), but won't give up the direct link to the full PDF? We sell access to back issues and reprints. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

An academic job in the hand vs. two in the bush?

I'm trying to decide whether to take a non-ideal academic job or stay on the market another year. Faculty types, especially in the sciences: I need your perspective! [more inside]
posted by 2lemmas on Jun 25, 2010 - 12 answers

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read?

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jun 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Phone interview for a scholarship

What should I do to prepare for a (scholarship) telephone interview? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Desperately Seeking Sikanderi

Where can I find an English translation of Amir Khusrow's A’ina-yi Sikanderi? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

What are some hierarchical terms for academics or researchers?

What are some hierarchical terms for academics or researchers? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Jun 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Tutoring at university: What to expect and what is expected.

I've just applied for my first university tutoring position (English Literature) and just want to know a bit about what I can expect. Example: how much of the preparation/material is guided by the lecturer of the course you end up tutoring for? Tutoring, like lecturing, seems to be one of those things that have no set route for getting into. While I'm sure the pay rate for tutoring on campus varies from one university (and probably, from one course) to another, is there an applicable standard rate to keep in mind? Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
posted by New England Cultist on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me reconfigure my CV for a possible escape from academia!

CV help requested: I'm an academic who's currently looking for jobs both inside and outside of academia. My CV is currently in "academic form". This means 6 pages. How long should a CV be (tech jobs, UK)? What should I cut? What's the general consensus on "straplines" starting the CV? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I download PDFs from online journals automatically?

How do I automatically "subscribe" to my online professional journals? I want the PDFs from new issues downloaded automatically, is that possible? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Finding critical responses to academic articles

How do I have critical responses to a particular academic journal article? [more inside]
posted by ethulin on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 answers

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