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A selection of articles, videos, and blog posts from around the web, selected by instructors for instructors. 


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What Even Counts as Science Writing Anymore? (The Atlantic.com)

Ed Yong, a staff writer at The Atlantic,  explains how the COVID pandemic has taken its toll on scientific literature.   Read the full article.

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists (NYTimes.com)

Katherine Kornei, award-winning science journalist,  argues that excessive amounts of specialized terminology in scientific papers can decrease the likelihood of being cited by other researchers. Read the full article.

English is the language of science — but precision is tough as a non-native speaker (Nature.com)

Roey Elnathan, senior research fellow at Monash University, Australia, argues that Scientists with a different first language could benefit from mentoring and support to help them communicate their research clearly for global audiences.   Read the full article.

Reflections of a Woman in STEM  (Higher Ed Jobs.com)

Sylmarie Dávila-Montero, Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral program at Michigan State University, discusses the challenges faced by women working in STEM fields and offers suggestions on what can be done to help keep them there.  Read the full article.

Persuasion is All Around You (Jim LaBate.com)

Writing a persuasive essay is at once the easiest and most difficult writing task of all – easy because you are surrounded by so many examples; difficult because of the choices you have to make as a writer. Read the full article.

No clear guidelines on self-plagiarism in science, ... (Environmental Factor)

A look at the issue of text recycling in scholarly writing. Read the full article.

Want to stop the COVID-19 stress meltdown? Train your brain (The Conversation)

A useful and easy to read resource on emotional health and managing stress under COVID-19 conditions. Read the full article.

Experimentation in Higher Education Must Become the Norm (University World News)

For many universities, innovation will be the key to surviving the COVID pandemic. 

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The New Global University in the Post-COVID-19 World (University World News)

How the COVID-19 pandemic will shape the future of higher education world-wide.

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Email Obsessed: Professor Establishes Email Guidelines During the Summer (Faculty Focus)

Jennie M. Carr, PhD offers her approach to dealing with the endless onslaught of work-related correspondence. Read the full article

Welcome, singular "they" (APA Style)

APA endorses the use of “they” as a singular third-person pronoun. Read the full text


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