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Citing journal articles in blog posts and blog posts in journal articles
I’ve written before about what seems to be the most persistent and error-proof way to handle citing journal articles in blog posts and blog posts in journal articles (1,2), because it seems like some people have gone to quite extensive … Continue reading
Clearing up the confusion around citations of internet sources
Since I wrote that last post, it has become apparent that there’s a lot of confusion regarding citing material on the internet, which isn’t surprising given that there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the internet itself. Put your mind at … Continue reading
Taking a cue from my colleague Attila, I will be writing my dissertation via blog. My hope is that increased exposure, however slight, will improve the clarity of my thought and strength of my research plan through helpful comments and … Continue reading
Active voice is what should be used in scientific writing.
I will endeavor to write more in active voice, but I think it’s appropriate to shift focus from who’s doing the action to what’s being done in some cases. Case 1:Writing up your results for publication. Use active voice, because … Continue reading
Where do we go to find answers to the kind of questions you don’t get taught?
It used to be that people would wander in the dusty stacks of the library or old bookstores in search for arcane lore. More recently, it’s been indie artists who seed obscure references into their music, and even more recently, … Continue reading