How to Write a Cover Letter

April 17, 2017
No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know where to start. Indeed, in an age of digital communication, many might question whether you even need a cover letter anymore. Continue reading How to Write a Cover Letter

How to Make Time for Research and Writing

April 10, 2017
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e intentional about writing and make it a part of your daily routine rather than a chore. I tend to do a lot of my writing early in the morning when my family is still asleep. I typically wake up at 4 a.m., grab breakfast, and then get to my computer to begin writing. Some may prefer to write in the evening, at a coffee shop, or at the library. The time and location do not matter as long as writing becomes a part of your daily schedule. Continue reading How to Make Time for Research and Writing

Learning from Rejections

March 27, 2017
I experienced the first rejections of my scientific career when I applied to graduate school. I had graduated as the top student from my undergraduate program, but I didn’t get into my top choice for grad school. In fact, about half my applications were met with rejection. I did not know how to cope. Continue reading Learning from Rejections

2017 TESOL International Convention to Bring Thousands of English Language Educators to Seattle

March 21, 2017
This week, more than 6,000 educators from across the globe will come to Seattle, Washington, USA, for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo. The largest of its kind in the world, the annual convention is organized by TESOL International Association, the professional association for nearly 13,000 teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Continue reading 2017 TESOL International Convention to Bring Thousands of English Language Educators to Seattle

New Webinar on the Dissertation Proposal: Aligning the Problem, Purpose, and Research Questions

February 22, 2017
If you have finished your coursework and passed your comprehensive exams, then what stands between you and your degree is completing and defending your dissertation proposal. Completing a proposal requires you to design and align your problem statement, purpose of study, and research questions.

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Five hacks to writing the best academic essays

February 13, 2017
A lot of students lack the general skills required to produce good academic papers or essays. This can be due to a number of reasons, including lack of proper training by your teacher, a general disinterest towards writing, lack of imagination, etc. In case that you have been or still are subject to any of these factors, the following hacks will allow you to prepare yourself for better academic essay writing. Continue reading Five hacks to writing the best academic essays

“In academic writing you’re given a lot of latitude to be boring.” – Carl Elliott

January 11, 2017
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long time ago, as I was on my way out of the publishing business, I gave a book contract to a young bioethicist named Carl Elliott. His snarky wit, his citizen-of-the-world sensibility, and his crusader’s zeal for exposing biomedical wrongs have made him one of those rare philosophers able to write for civilians. Continue reading “In academic writing you’re given a lot of latitude to be boring.” – Carl Elliott