Category Archives: Academics

Quick Post – Anonymity and Academic Blogging

For the academics who want to start blogging, but who are worried about anonymity, this post from ‘Shit Academics Say’ is an excellent piece about just that subject. How I Lost My Voice by Psyc Girl Advertisements

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Kids these days…

Addicted to their phones, unable to concentrate, self-absorbed, no work ethic, mollycoddled with unrealistic goals. Kids these days are lazy scholars who think they can buy their grades. As some of you may be aware, I left the day job … Continue reading

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Quick Post: College is not a commodity

Excellent article in the Washington Post about the value of getting a degree. At a workshop in Surrey, someone stated a similar sentiment very well, ‘A degree is like a gym membership. Just because you pay the fees, it doesn’t mean you’ll … Continue reading

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23 Things – Exploring Linklater on Wikipedia

The ‘23 Things‘ request to explore Wikipedia certainly did not turn out as I had anticipated. I did my MPhil on Eric Linklater, a very prolific Scottish author who wrote from the early to mid-20th century. When I was studying … Continue reading

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23 Things – Academia.edu and ResearchGate

‘23 Things’ has suggested I look at Academia.edu and ResearchGate. Conveniently, Academia.edu had already been on my radar for a month or so. A few interesting articles have been brought to my attention through the site, but I haven’t uploaded any … Continue reading

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Teaching vs Research

As I stated in my last post, I’m completing a self-directed online course entitled 23 Things. Unfortunately, I’ve had difficulty keeping to schedule. Because it’s self directed, there has been no one to make sure I hit the deadlines, and … Continue reading

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