PhD: How to write a great research paper

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LEADERSHIP LAB: The Craft of Writing Effectively

Do you worry about the effectiveness of your writing style? As emerging scholars, perfecting the craft of writing is an essential component of developing as graduate students, and yet resources for honing these skills are largely under utilized. Larry McEnerney, Director of the University of Chicago's Writing Program, led this session in an effort to communicate helpful rules, skills, and resources that are available to graduate students interested in further developing their writing style.

Wayne Dyer's Top 10 Rules For Success

He was an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones, is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date. He spent much of his childhood (until age 10) in an orphanage on the east side of Detroit, after his father walked out on the family, leaving his mother to raise three small boys. He's Wayne Dyer and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success. * Join my BELIEVE newsletter: 1. You can't give away what you don't have Dyer, a Detroit native, worked as a high school guidance counselor there and as a professor of counselor education at St. John's University in New York City. 2. Don't identify yourself with what you accomplish A literary agent persuaded Dyer to document his theories in his first book, called Your Erroneous Zones (1976). 3. As you think, so shall you be After Your Erroneous Zones dozens more books followed, many of them also best-sellers. 4. Be open-minded The success of these books eventually led to national television talk show appearances including The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show, and The Phil Donahue Show. 5. Change the way you look at things The Pixar animated short film, Day & Night, is based on one of Wayne Dyer's lectures, and Dyer is the voice in the film. 6. No one likes being told what to do He proceeded to build on his success with lecture tours, a series of audiotapes, and regular publication of new books. His message resonated with many in the New Thought Movement and beyond. 7. There are no justified resentments He often recounted anecdotes from his family life and repeatedly used his own life experience as an example. 8. Stop finding excuses Dyer criticized societal focus on guilt, which he saw as an unhealthy immobilization in the present due to actions taken in the past. 9. Walk down another street Dyer was influenced by Abraham Maslow's concept of self-actualization and by the teachings of Swami Muktananda, whom he considered to be his master. 10. Don't die with your music still in you He also credited Saint Francis of Assisi, the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, and their teachings as being foundational influences in his work. Source: Sanaciones: Amazing video. Kindly do Dr Wayne Dyer who recently passed away. I bet he can be of great inspiration. He was very influential to many of us. Once again thanks. WHAT IS BTA? * Find out here: ENGAGE * Subscribe to my channel: * Leave a comment, thumbs up the video (please!) * Suppport me: CONNECT * Twitter: * Facebook: * Google+: * Website: EVAN * About: * Guides: * Coaching: * Speaking: * Gear: WEEKDAY SCHEDULE * #Entspresso - Weekdays at 7am EST : * Lunch & Earn - Weekdays at 12pm EST: * Top 10 Rules for Success - Weekdays at 8pm EST: WEEKEND SCHEDULE * #Entvironment - Saturdays at 7am EST: * #EvansBook - Saturdays at 8pm EST: * #BelieveLife - Sundays at 7am EST: * Life with Evan - Sundays at 8pm EST:

Editing: Things they don't tell you about what journal editors want

Pippa Smart, independent publishing and research communications consultant and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Learned Publishing, provides some insights into the ‘black box’ of editorial decision-making and how authors can improve their chances of article acceptance. Recorded 6 July 2016 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ABSTRACT: Many authors are mystified both by the time it takes to publish work, and by the reasons for its being rejected or accepted only subject to revisions. The process of publication is actually straightforward. Following initial checks for completeness, suitability and plagiarism, high-impact journals tend to reject 70% or more of papers immediately, i.e. within a week or so, while those with less strict criteria will reject at least 30% of submissions. The commonest reasons are that the work is out of scope of the journal, or the quality is insufficient for a variety of reasons, from lack of originality, to flawed science and poor quality writing or overall structure. The review process is generally very time-consuming. It is standard practice to have three reviewers per article; one or two may be suggested by the authors, though not necessarily accepted. Recruiting these reviewers may require eight or more invitations. An editor will normally allow two weeks for review; however, deadlines are frequently missed, and the reviews received may be contradictory or unhelpful, necessitating a further round of reviewer recruitment or sometimes arbitration by an additional reviewer. Acceptance without changes following review is rare; the most common decision by an editor is to request revisions, which may be minor or major. Authors can greatly improve their chances of acceptance by carefully reading journal author guidelines, checking journal scopes to ensure that they submit to a suitable journal, and submitting good quality work. A good article will be attractive to a journal editor, communicate its message clearly and concisely, and encourage citation. Written by Penny Gray, Freelance Medical Writer = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = We are building a library of free webcasts, like this one, for the global MedComms Community and others at and we’d welcome your suggestions for new topics and speakers. Full details of this MedComms Networking event are at Pippa’s presentation (PDF format) is at Pippa’s Linkedin page is at More about PSP Consulting can be found at Filming and technical direction by Mario Crispino, Freelance Cameraman & Editor [For the avoidance of doubt: this video is intended to be freely accessible to all. Please feel free to share and use however you like. Cheers Peter Llewellyn, Director NetworkPharma Ltd and Founder of the MedComms Networking Community activity at]

Sean Carroll: "The Big Picture" | Talks at Google

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Already internationally acclaimed for his notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings extraordinary intellect to our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, beliefs, hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? Carroll's presentation of the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is unique. He shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. “Weaving the threads of astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, and philosophy into a seamless narrative tapestry, Sean Carroll enthralls us with what we’ve figured out in the universe and humbles us with what we don’t yet understand. Yet in the end, it’s the meaning of it all that feeds your soul of curiosity.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the CalTech and received his PhD from Harvard. Recently, he has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the emergence of complexity. He has earned prizes and fellowships by the NSA, NASA, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, Royal Society of London, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Carroll has appeared on The Colbert Report, PBS’s NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and serves as a science consultant for film and TV. He has been interviewed by NPR, Scientific American, Wired, and The NYT, and has given a TED talk on the multiverse that has more than 1M views. This Talk at Google talk was hosted by Boris Debic. eBook

Own your PhD project: How to take charge of your research

Delft University of Technology PhD Event 18-11-2010

Writing papers and giving talks are key skills for any researcher, but they arenΓÇÖt easy. In this pair of presentations, IΓÇÖll describe simple guidelines that I follow for writing papers and giving talks, which I think may be useful to you too. I donΓÇÖt have all the answersΓÇöfar from itΓÇöand I hope that the presentation will evolve into a discussion in which you share your own insights, rather than a lecture.

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