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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: May 18, 2018

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This week's collection of articles from around the web begins with helpful advice on managing your writing time, your summer, and your academic career path from Masters to PhD. We then explore successful practices for crafting introductions, conducting a rapid evidence reviewing form of literature review, incorporating figures, understanding peer review, and writing successful grant applications. Finally, we review industry trends in writing discussions to journal papers, the evolution of the open access ecosystem, a new open access publishing platform for the social sciences, faculty presence in the open education movement, and the meaning of "inclusive" in digital textbook publishing. James M. Cain suggests that "If your writing doesn't keep you up at night, it won't keep anyone else up either." As you write this week, focus on the things that keep you up at night - the ideas that burn the strongest on your mind even when you aren't writing - so that your writing can inspire and awaken those who read it.

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