The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: December 7, 2018

Starve your distractions : Feed your focusOur weekly collection of posts from around the web contains a variety of topics beginning with the mental health of academics and the process of giving feedback on academic writing. We then explore some academic elements often challenging to writers: statistics and theory. Next we look at industry concerns when setting up a new academic journal and the impact of Plan S on society publishers. We continue with discussion of the relationship between measurement systems and impact goals as well as concerns related to scientific misconduct. Finally, as we approach the holiday season, we have a list of gift ideas for the academics on your list.

This week, as the end of academic semesters approach for many of us and the holidays add new elements of obligation to our already busy schedules, focus on this simple message – Starve your distractions : Feed your focus. Happy writing! [Read more…]

Top 10 gift ideas for writers

‘Tis the season for thinking (or struggling to think) of andChristmas wrapping paper drawer giving the perfect gift to give the writer in your life. Luckily for you I have done the thinking for you and compiled a great list of gifts for any writer. Fair warning, the gifts below range from practical to wacky, but you’re sure to find at least one that the writer in your life will appreciate! 😊

Happy holidays! [Read more…]

10 Gifts for writers this holiday season

It’s the time of year to seriously think about the gifts to Gift Boxgive this holiday season. I’ve complied a great list of gifts for writers, where you are sure to find a last-minute gift for that special someone, cross that always hard to buy for friend/relative/loved one/colleague off your list, or, just maybe, you are like me, with hardly any shopping done and feeling slightly overwhelmed that Christmas is a mere two weeks away (yikes!). The best part of Christmas–besides spending time with family and eating cookies–is giving gifts.

Whether you are looking for a practical gift (or a wacky gift) for the writer in your life, you’re sure to find at least one on this list. [Read more…]