How PhDs radicalise the youth: try spending 3 years with no money + an unlimited supply of books, and *not* becoming a hard-leftist.
also can we start a "friendly review" circle here? just send each other MSes for a quick once over?
Bloomberg nails the story and, oh, that initial illustration ❤️ https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/
Can anyone point to a good source on how to APA cite a union's master agreement?
Thank you so much in advance! My search skills are proving poor in this instance.
ICYMI an online spreadsheet of large datasets for the social sciences https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ISYoRpx6A098m582lS4XDS2P9fdfKdAfA4ILjW44byY/edit?usp=sharing (I did not make this)
"Students learn better when they have more opportunities to find out if they’re learning what is being taught. [...] So, then, what are the efficient ways to do frequent assessments that still have a positive impact on learning?" https://smallpondscience.com/2018/04/09/efficient-teaching-frequent-assessments/
For my masterthesis I still need a narrator voice. I wanted to do the narration myself, but my spoken english is not as good as I wish it would be.
Because of that I'm asking you people of #mastodon if there is someone (female) who would do the narration for my thesis project?
Preferably with little to no accent/dialect (light northern british accent would be ok). But you should have a clear pronounciation and good audio recording quality.
Me, editing a paper: *deletes every adverb*
I'm the "CHANGE MY MIND" guy whenever a word ending in "-ly" comes up in what I'm editing.
I work very hard in my day to day life to not be a grammar prescriptivist. It's ultimately counter-productive and generally derails conversation.
I love academic writing/peer reviewing cos it lets me scratch my prescriptivist itch, in particular when I get to replace every instance of "a myriad of" with "myriad." See also: "assume" with "presume."
my university is transitioning from an inhouse set of web learning tools (discussion boards, quizzes, gradebooks, etc) to various farmed out third party solutions and it just makes me depressed
like, you had this cool selfhosted forum where you totally owned the data, and you're moving to...google groups. why
My husband, proofing my paper: UGH ITS SO LONG
Me: 4 of the pages are citations
Him: OH THANK GOD
Who knew that at age 37, in 2018, I'd be looking for citations referring to ONTD's influence on mainstream pop culture news outlets for a paper I'm writing about Mastodon.
i wish #mastodon had a more complex bookmarking system. i know it's called "favourites" and is often used as an equivalent of the like/thumbs-up concept - but i aim to bookmark threads and catalogue them by topic date origination instance etc ... as of now my favorites collection is a bit messy; i usually try to "star" the top entry in a thread and/or entries that represent left-turns in the conversation (as well as entries with URL/content i mean to follow later). i hope for a better solution.
I really enjoy peer editing because it gets me out of my own head and lets me see how I could be a better writer.
It also reminds me that so many of us (myself DEFINITELY included) just can't say "NO" to commas.
Who has two thumbs and didn't realize they had citation machine open redundantly in several tabs?
TFW the paper you were trying to write was not the paper you should have been writing.
At least I figured it out a cool 1.5 days before it's due.
the word "books" is... vibrating... on proquest for me right now
Decentralize your world.
There is of course #mastodon as federated social media.
There is good old #email as federated postbox (as long as not everyone uses GMail).
There is #peertube as a federated video platform.
There is #Riot / Matrix.org as federated group messaging.
There is #XMPP for federated 1on1 messaging.
And there is #nextcloud as federated cloud storage.
In theory most services are already federated. We only miss more users :)
Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.
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Tomorrow (2018 March 31) is the last day to suggest a paper for this month's #journalclub
Participation is optional
Please only submit articles from *outside* your own field of study
Any https://scholar.social user may submit a paper by sending me a DM with the DOI
One will be chosen by random lottery and announced on 2018 April 1