Register for 12/6 TAA Webinar, ‘Using Visual Display Techniques to Engage Readers’

Join us Tuesday, December 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET for the TAA Webinar, Picture This: Using Visual Display Techniques to Engage Readers. Presenter Dr. Kim Mogilevsky, founding member and CEO of Analytic Orange, will share insight into how visual-display techniques impact a reader’s perception and cognition of information and explore several ways to create and display data in exciting, interesting, and engaging formats.

The old English idiom ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is something that many people can agree with. However, data-journalist and information designer David McCandless argued that while a picture has the potential to tell a story, a good “picture” has four elements: information, function, visual form, and a story. If one or more of those elements are missing, the visualization is not as helpful or interesting.

11/9 TAA Webinar – Textbook Authoring Inspirations, Insights, and Innovations

Join us Wednesday, November 9 from 1-2 p.m. ET for the TAA Webinar, Textbook Authoring Inspirations, Insights, and Innovations. Award-winning nutrition textbook author Jamie Pope will share her journey to published textbook author and beyond and share insights into the textbook writing process, including:

  • How writing a textbook differs from writing trade book
  • Why you might want to consider writing a textbook
  • What background and experience you need to get the attention of a publisher
  • How to decide whether to write an introductory or upper-level textbook
  • How to negotiate an author-friendly contract

Register for AcWriMo 2022 Webinar: How Academic Writing Coaches Get Unstuck

Ever wonder what a writing coach does when they get stuck in their manuscript? Join Boyd, Mazak and Wang as they describe the biggest challenges they’ve faced when writing books and what they do to move past them. They’ll describe some of the key ways that scholars get tripped up when writing and share examples from their recent experiences with their own books. They’ll also discuss the strategies they recommend to junior and senior faculty members and what happens when they take their own advice.

To friends and organizations, you deserve to say no…thanks

Do you feel you can’t refuse the requests or plans of friends or volunteer groups? Do you secretly resent or rage at them? That they’re eroding or wasting your time, the time you want to or need to use for other activities, like your current article, book chapter, or dissertation?

We all have such feelings. To assert ourselves for ourselves takes commitment and practice, especially without making enemies of cherished friends we’ve had for a long time or groups and activities we believe in.

Busy TAA People: Julie Reeder

Julie ReederTAA member Julie Reeder coauthored an article published in the SAGE journal Autism (2022). The article, entitled, “Mobile and online consumer tools to screen for autism do not promote equity”, found that autism screening tools are available, but they are not easily found. Barriers include inaccessibility to parents with limited literacy or limited English proficiency, and frequent encounters with games, advertisements, and user fees.