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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer
NPR's update on an age-old topic. Les Perelman sums it up nicely: "Machines are very brilliant for certain things and very stupid on other things. This is a case where the machines are very, very stupid."
npr  ai  nlp  machinescoring  machinelearning  robots  writing 
6 weeks ago by warnick
A Plain Text Workflow for Academic Writing with Atom
Scott Selisker: "I thought this post would be helpful to colleagues who are interested in plain text (and share some combination of the needs I list above), but who’d like to see what the editor and workflow might look like before committing to a change."
markdown  wordprocessing  zotero  pandoc  process  writing 
april 2018 by warnick
PlainLanguage.gov
"The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing.... Our goal is to promote the use of plain language for all government communications. We believe that using plain language will save federal agencies time and money and provide better service to the American public."
government  writing  plainlanguage  techcomm 
november 2017 by warnick
Jason Fried of Basecamp on the Importance of Writing Skills
Interesting interview in the NY Times: "Our top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer? You have to be a great writer to work here, in every single position, because the majority of our communication is written, primarily because a lot of us work remotely but also because writing is quieter. And we like long-form writing where people really think through an idea and present it."
nytimes  37signals  jasonfried  writing  jobmarket 
september 2017 by warnick
In the Era of Digital Composition, What Should a Writer Keep?
Sarah Manguso, in the NY Times: "All artifacts begin as useful objects, then spend an unforeseeable amount of time as clutter before becoming valuable again, as artifacts. So — what is a writer to keep?"
writing  nytimes  archive  process 
august 2017 by warnick
How to Conquer the Admissions Essay
Rachel Toor, in the NY Times: "The truth is, most essays are typical. Many are boring. Some are just plain bad. But occasionally one will make an admissions officer tear down the hallway to find a colleague to whom she can say, 'You have to read what this Math Olympiad girl said about "Hamlet."' Your goal is to write an essay that makes someone fall in love with you."
nytimes  college  admissions  writing  essays 
august 2017 by warnick
Why Kids Can’t Write
Yet another take on writing pedagogy, from Dana Goldstein in the NY Times: "There is virulent debate about what approach is best. So-called process writing ... emphasizes activities like brainstorming, freewriting, journaling about one’s personal experiences and peer-to-peer revision. Adherents worry that focusing too much on grammar or citing sources will stifle the writerly voice and prevent children from falling in love with writing as an activity.... Dr. Hochman’s strategy is radically different: a return to the basics of sentence construction, from combining fragments to fixing punctuation errors to learning how to deploy the powerful conjunctive adverbs that are common in academic writing but uncommon in speech, words like 'therefore' and 'nevertheless.'"
writing  pedagogy  nytimes  fyc 
august 2017 by warnick
College Commas
Great niche site by Kevin Alan Wells: "A fast, easy way to learn where to use commas, and why."
english  punctuation  tutorial  writing 
june 2017 by warnick
What writers really do when they write
George Saunders, in the Guardian. I like his take on the iterative nature of writing: "The artist ... is like the optometrist, always asking: Is it better like this? Or like this?"
georgesaunders  writing  art  guardian 
march 2017 by warnick
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
Lots of great advice for storytellers here. I like number 4: "Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___."
storytelling  pixar  writing  creativity 
january 2017 by warnick
Where do you get your ideas?
Nice piece on fiction writing and creativity, by Neil Gaiman: "Where do I get my ideas from? I make them up. Out of my head."
neilgaiman  creativity  fiction  writing  storytelling 
january 2017 by warnick
No, We’re Not Teaching Composition ‘All Wrong’
Emily Shearer Stewart's thoughtful rebuttal to Joseph R. Teller's misguided, curmudgeonly essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "If students consistently fail at something in my classroom, it’s not their fault. It’s mine."
composition  fyc  writing  teaching  pedagogy  chronicle 
november 2016 by warnick
MailChimp Content Style Guide
"This style guide was created for MailChimp employees, but we hope it’s helpful for other content and communications teams too." (See also: voiceandtone.com)
copywriting  styleguide  grammar  mailchimp  writing 
october 2016 by warnick
A style guide for writing on Medium
Other than his endorsement of the Hemingway App (about which I remain highly skeptical), these tips for Quincy Larson are spot-on: "After spending more than 1,000 hours writing and editing stories for our Medium publication, I’ve decided to create this living style guide for contributors. Feel free to use it for your publication as well."
mediumdotcom  styleguide  writing 
october 2016 by warnick
Making a case for letter case
John Saito, a UX writer at Dropbox, compares Apple's use of title case to Google's use of sentence case: "A little thing like capitalization can actually be a big deal. Capitalization affects readability, comprehension, and usability. It even impacts how people view your brand."
ux  ui  writing  contentstrategy 
august 2016 by warnick
Multichannel Text Processing
Yes, it's a sales pitch for iA Wrwiter, but this essay also makes a good case for using *any* plaintext- or Markdow-based workflow instead of a word processor: "Markdown is not the perfect solution for every type of writer, or every form and stage of writing. But if you do everything from note taking to publishing yourself, it is the most efficient solution to date."
writing  markdown 
july 2016 by warnick
Museum of Everyday Writing
Cool Omeka site: "Welcome to the Museum of Everyday Writing! Often, writing that is studied and curated focuses on workplace and school writing or writing composed by a famous person. The Museum of Everyday Writing (MoEW), however, is dedicated to the writing that is typically unseen or unacknowledged. We believe these texts are worth attending to because they help form and sustain social relationships and organize our everyday lives. We hope this museum can be a resource for researchers, teachers, students, and others interested in everyday writing."
omeka  digitalhumanities  writing  writingstudies 
july 2016 by warnick
Voice and Tone
MailChimp's incredibly detailed internal style guide, full of good advice for pretty much every copywriter.
copywriting  writing  styleguide  mailchimp  contentstrategy  customerservice  tlos 
july 2016 by warnick
Teaching Students to Be Public Intellectuals
Sarah Madsen Hardy and Marisa Milanese, in the Chronicle of Higher Education: "As writing instructors, we see how much our students learn when they confront the same challenge of translating their academic arguments for audiences who are intellectually ambitious but expect accessible prose and an immediate sense of the argument’s relevance to their lives. The rhetorical lessons are transformative for all writers — not 'even' for undergraduates, but especially for undergraduates."
chronicle  writingstudies  writing  publication  digitalself 
july 2016 by warnick
Why We Need Social Paper
I don't know much about Social Paper (yet), but Erin Glass makes a beautiful argument for rethinking student writing as public writing: "Every year, enough papers are written by American students to almost reach the moon. And if one considers student writing globally, that distance expands beyond imagination. I want you picture this enormous chain of words stretching from earth and into outer space, and then I want you to ask yourself who is reading that writing. I want you to ask what we learn about the practical power of speech when we practice speaking to nobody."
writing  fyc  publication  writingstudies  digitalliteracies  digitalhumanities 
june 2016 by warnick
Why Slack spends so much time working on its release notes
"If you want to produce something that people will want to read, it’s only polite to make it enjoyable to read it. So in release notes — as in everything else we do — a large love for language, and a little humor, go a long way."
slack  bizcomm  writing  software 
april 2016 by warnick
Writing Tips: Personal Statements
Good advice for dealing with an incredibly tricky genre.
writing  gradschool  portfolio 
february 2016 by warnick
Snail Mail My Email
Are you too lazy to write a letter and mail it? Of course you are. Fortunately, the new economy will be happy to do it for you.
email  writing  art  letter 
november 2015 by warnick
How will near future writing technologies influence teaching and learning in writing?
Bill Hart-Davidson: "We can imagine a different sort of role for technology to play in teaching and learning if we work at it. Rather than trying to create machines that read (or write) like humans, we can instead create systems that give humans a chance to focus more on how we might improve as writers and communicators. What would these look like?"
billhartdavidson  algorithms  writing  machinescoring 
november 2015 by warnick
WriteLab
"You provide the words. WriteLab responds. WriteLab analyzes your prose to deliver customized feedback — observations, compliments, and suggestions." (I'm very skeptical about these automated feedback systems, but at least this one has a past-president of the CCCC on its team.)
writing  software  feedback  algorithms  edtech 
november 2015 by warnick
Ask Polly: Should I Just Give Up on My Writing?
Heather Havilesky, on what to do when you realize you're getting older and haven't become famous yet: "We wake up very early in the morning, before the sun comes up, and we say to the world: I AM OLD AND I AM A NOBODY AND I LOVE WHAT I DO."
writing  advice  success 
september 2015 by warnick
ScholarlyMarkdown
"ScholarlyMarkdown is a syntax/standard/best-practice of scholarly and academic communication that is web-first, semantic XML-second, and LaTeX/Word a close third. Its main goal is to produce a semantically model of a scholarly article based on Markdown input, and translate it to a variety of formats that is suitable for both online scholarly communication, archiving, and publication."
markdown  academia  publishing  latex  writing 
july 2015 by warnick
Write
Nice set of Mac and iOS apps for writing and note-taking. Just in case the iPhone version of Ulysses never gets released.
writing  software  mac  ios  markdown 
june 2015 by warnick
How to write paragraphs
Good advice for everyone from FYC students to career academics: "In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs. Each paragraphs should be a single unit of thought, a discrete package of ideas composed of closely linked sentences. The most generally applicable sequence to follow is — Topic, Body, Tokens, Wrap."
writing  tutorial  fyc 
may 2015 by warnick
Draftback
"Draftback is a Chrome extension that lets you play back any Google Doc’s revision history (for docs you can edit). It’s like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write."
writing  process  googledocs  etherpad  workflow  chrome  webapp 
march 2015 by warnick
Watch Me Write This Article
Chadwick Matlin reports on James Somers's new app, Draftback: "It’s a fascinating experiment that treats writing like data. After years of trying to build a program, Somers realized that Google Docs was already saving every keystroke we enter. So he hacked Google Docs to play documents back to their authors, materializing on the screen with every stutter-step inherent to the writing process."
writing  process  etherpad  googledocs  workflow  digitalrhetoric 
march 2015 by warnick
Writing Your Way to Happiness
Tara Parker-Pope, in the NY Times: "Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health. It may sound like self-help nonsense, but research suggests the effects are real."
nytimes  happiness  writing  health 
january 2015 by warnick
I, Pencil
Leonard E. Read, writing (as a pencil) in 1958: "I am seemingly so simple. Simple? Yet, not a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me. This sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?"
technology  writing  tools  history 
january 2015 by warnick
Living the Future of Technical Writing
Scott Chacon details the writing and editing workflow he used to product the second edition of his Pro Git book.
writing  publishing  editing  workflow  ebooks  techcomm 
november 2014 by warnick
How I reverse-engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes
James Somers explains Draftback, his new tool that brings back my favorite feature from Etherpad: the ability to create time-lapse movies of changes to your document.
googledocs  etherpad  webapp  writing  process 
november 2014 by warnick
A Generic College Paper
Jon Wu nails it on McSweeney's: "Since the beginning of time, bullshit, flowery overgeneralization with at least one thesaurus’d vocabulary word. In addition, irrelevant and misleading personal anecdote. However, oversimplification of first Googled author (citation: p. 37). Thesis statement which doesn’t follow whatsoever from the previous."
writing  mcsweeneys  humor  fyc 
october 2014 by warnick
The Perfect Writer
More hilarity from Paul Ford: "The perfect writer is personally modest but excellent at self-promotion, and has a vast, organically-grown network of followers across Internet social networks, all of whom are eager to promote the writer’s panel appearances using pre-approved messaging."
paulford  writing  humor  freelancing 
september 2014 by warnick
gist.io
A lo-fi solution to getting your writing online quickly and for free. Kind of like Medium.com, just stripped down to the basics.
github  markdown  writing  digitalself  personalweb 
september 2014 by warnick
The Demise of the Pen
Nick Bilton, in the NY Times: "[T]he pen has finally lost its usefulness to the finger and the touch screens it controls. Unlike pens, fingers don’t run out of ink, they’re free and you always have one with you."
nickbilton  nytimes  writing  technology  literacy  digitalliteracies 
september 2014 by warnick
Markdown Tutorial
Nice overview for beginners: "Formatting text in Markdown has a very gentle learning curve. It doesn’t do anything fancy like change the font size, color, or type. All you have control over is the display of the text—stuff like making things bold, creating headers, and organizing lists."
markdown  tutorial  writing 
august 2014 by warnick
Hemingway Takes the Hemingway Test
Ian Crouch, in The New Yorker: "The Hemingway app is fun to experiment with, and it’s useful in that it calls out in your writing places of friction—allowing you to decide whether they are necessary or merely sloppy. No one is above clarity. And the app, based on the experience of running examples of my own writing through it today, is, like a good editor, attuned to the places where vanity seems to be getting the better of things. But do we want to write like Hemingway? Or, better, did Hemingway really write like Hemingway?"
iancrouch  newyorker  writing  algorithms  4c15 
july 2014 by warnick
Poetica
Interesting new web-based collaborative writing tool. Complete with old-school editing marks.
webapp  writing  editing  collaboration 
july 2014 by warnick
The Revival of the Manual Typewriter
Alex Lenkei: "When I’m sitting down at a computer, I don’t know what I’m going to do next; I can get distracted very easily. In today’s increasingly connected world, production and focus in writing are being sacrificed for Facebook updates, tweets, and blog posts. There are a thousand distractions. But with a typewriter, I know I’m writing. When you sit in front of a typewriter, that’s all there is: you and the machine."
typewriter  writing  process  nostalgia  3844 
april 2014 by warnick
19th-Century German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer Presages the Economics and Ethics of the Web and Modern Publishing
Quoted in Maria Popova's Brain Pickings: "It is only the man who writes absolutely for the sake of the subject that writes anything worth writing. What an inestimable advantage it would be, if, in every branch of literature, there existed only a few but excellent books!"
schopenhauer  writing  publishing  academia 
january 2014 by warnick
What’s Wrong With Writing Essays
Great post by Mark Sample: " Why must writing, especially writing that captures critical thinking, be composed of words? Why not images? Why not sound? Why not objects? The word text, after all, derives from the Latin textus, meaning that which is woven, strands of different material intertwined together. Let the warp be words and the weft be something else entirely."
marksample  writing  essays  composition  3844  multimodal 
december 2013 by warnick
The Dutch-Elm Disease of Creative Minds
Mark O'Connell, in the NY Times: "As a writer, you have to take your own misgivings seriously; you have to attend, now and then, to the little voice in your head or the booming baritone in your gut that wishes you to know that what you are writing is entirely without value. The trick, of course, is to know when to listen to it and when to tell it to shut its stupid fat face."
nytimes  writing  psychology  doubt  confidence 
december 2013 by warnick
The Hidden Technology That Makes Twitter Huge
Paul Ford *really* knows how to write about technology for a general audience: "It’s tempting to view tweeting as silly and trivial, and Twitter itself as overhyped and overvalued. But there’s some sophisticated, supple, and even revolutionary technology at work. Appreciating Twitter’s machinery is key to understanding how an idea so simple changed the way millions of people advertise their existences to the world."
twitter  businessweek  paulford  writing  technology  interrogatingtheinterface 
december 2013 by warnick
Being a viral genius is going viral
This is both good and bad news for my students: "Writing (or, to be more new media about it, 'creating content') for social media is an actual skill that people can learn. For a time, there was a high-minded line that unlike search engines, social media couldn't be gamed, as real people had to really want to share the content. Well, it turns out real people are more likely to share some content than others, and you can learn how to reliably provide them with that content. It's not mechanical, but it is reproducible."
writing  socialmedia  virality  contentstrategy 
december 2013 by warnick
Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better
I like a lot of what Andrew Simmons has to say in this Atlantic article, but I think my list of "most important ingredients in personal writing" might not be the same as his: "[W]hile Facebook and Twitter have eroded writing conventions among my students, they have not killed the most important ingredients in personal writing: self-reflection and emotional honesty."
socialmedia  writing  facebook  atlanticmonthly  3844  expressivism 
november 2013 by warnick
Authorea
Something must be in the water; so many new minimalist writing apps popping up lately. "Authorea is the online collaborative word processor for research papers. Write, share, cite, comment, export, and track changes in your articles."
writing  wordprocessing  collaboration  markdown  latex  git  webapp 
november 2013 by warnick
Penflip
Another web-based, Markdown-powered, distraction-free writing app. Looks very similar to Editiorially.
writing  webapp  collaboration  markdown  wordprocessing 
november 2013 by warnick
How to Write a Good Book Proposal, the Sequel
Rachel Toor offers some advice in the Chronicle: "All of my books—three works of nonfiction and now a novel—were sold based on a proposal. Like many authors, I am better at some aspects of proposal-writing than other parts. What I'm offering here is merely one way to think about your proposal."
chronicle  writing  publishing  proposals  book  tenure 
october 2013 by warnick
Twitter as a machine for book invention
Austin Kleon: "[F]or some of us, Twitter is where we first get our thoughts down. Twitter is our public notebook, the place where we think out loud, let other people think back at us, then hopefully think some more."
austinkleon  twitter  writing  process  3844 
october 2013 by warnick
Proofreading with Control-F
Kyle Stedman's great list of easy tricks for avoiding common writing errors.
kylestedman  writing  editing  revision  rhetcomp  pedagogy 
october 2013 by warnick
How Blogging Makes You A Better Writer
Andrew Sullivan argues that regular blogging improved his writing style. OK, but I guess we'll have to ignore this glaring comma splice: "The thing about blogging is that it forces you to stop throat-clearing, its chatty, provisional nature mandates simplicity and clarity, and it punishes long-winded guff."
andrewsullivan  blogging  writing  style  3844 
september 2013 by warnick
The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools
New Pew Internet Report: "According to teachers, students’ exposure to a broader audience for their work and more feedback from peers encourages greater student investment in what they write and in the writing process as a whole."
pew  research  digitalliteracies  writing  pedagogy  3844 
september 2013 by warnick
Salon.com interview with Dennis Baron, author of "A Better Pencil"
"There’s always been too much to read. Nobody read all the books at the Great Library of Alexandria. Nobody was capable of doing that then. Nobody is reading all that’s online today. What we need and what we always seem to get is a way to make this glut of information navigable."
dennisbaron  salon  writing  technology 
september 2013 by warnick
Scholarly Markdown
GitHub repository for a new academic twist on Markdown.
markdown  writing  collaboration  academia  github 
september 2013 by warnick
What is Scholarly Markdown?
Martin Fenner explains the rationale behind the new "Scholarly Markdown" project on GitHub: "We need multiple tools that make it easy for scholars to create scholarly markdown documents and openly share them. This collaborative work is not limited to authoring scholarly papers, but also includes shorter scholarly texts, e.g. experimental results, lab notebooks, lecture notes, blog posts and working papers. Ease of use is not only defined by the writing experience, but also how easy it is to share documents with others."
markdown  academia  collaboration  writing  github 
september 2013 by warnick
Editorially
New web-based Markdown editor for collaborative writing. Produced by an all-star lineup; this might be worth watching.
markdown  writing  webapp  collaboration  3844  4814 
september 2013 by warnick
The Future of Handwriting
"[N]ostalgia aside, if handwriting was to become obsolete, this could fundamentally change the way we learn and develop our literacy skills from childhood."
handwriting  writing  future  tool  3844 
august 2013 by warnick
Github for Writers
Loren Burton explain Penflip, his new collaborative writing tool that sits on top of GitHub.
github  collaboration  writing  software  webapp  3844 
august 2013 by warnick
78 Tools for Writing and Previewing Markdown
Just in case your appetite for Markdown-related tools hasn't died down.
markdown  writing  resources 
august 2013 by warnick
I Am TOM. I Like to TYPE. Hear That?
Tom Hanks reveals himself to be a typewriter aficionado: "Computer keyboards make a mousy tappy tap tappy tap like ones you hear in a Starbucks — work may be getting done but it sounds cozy and small, like knitting needles creating a pair of socks. Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you note resonates with the same heft as a literary masterpiece."
tomhanks  typewriter  writing  technology  process  3844 
august 2013 by warnick
Here’s How Maria Popova of Brain Pickings Writes
Great interview at Copyblogger: "Brain Pickings began as my record of what I was learning, and it remains a record of what I continue to learn — the writing is just the vehicle for recording, for making sense."
interview  writing  process  mariapopova  creativity  3844 
august 2013 by warnick
Fallen Idols
"If we didn’t read people who were bastards, we’d never read anything. Even the best of us are at least part-time bastards."
authors  writing  nytimes 
august 2013 by warnick
The Simple Software That Could—but Probably Won't—Change the Face of Writing
James Somers laments the disappearance of Etherpad, then concludes that it may be for the best: "A writer explores, and as he explores, he purposely forgets the way he came.... No need, then, to drop so many breadcrumbs along the way. Especially when such a trail could do more harm than good. Readers could use it to find places where you massaged the facts; they'd be able to see you struggle with simple structural problems; they'd watch, horrified, as you replaced an audacious idea, or character, or construction, with a commonplace."
etherpad  writing  software  process  3844 
july 2013 by warnick
On writer’s block, academic writing, and blogging
Carrie Lamana tackles one of academia's biggest problems: "We have to constantly be critiquing, downright criticizing each other, in order to feel secure in our own knowledge. I know that sounds harsh and that I am painting with too wide a brush, but I do believe this way of being is all too common, and it creates a culture of fear and insecurity around writing and other forms of knowledge sharing."
carrielamana  academia  writing  writersblock  blogging 
july 2013 by warnick
The Ongoing Story: Twitter and Writing
Thomas Beller: "Technological innovations regarding writing — the typewriter, the electric typewriter, the computer and all its word-processing tools — have been about removing impediments to publishing one’s words. But they all have, until now, stopped short of the actual act of publishing. The line between writing and talking has also been blurred, and we can imagine that the line between talking and thinking will be, too, at some point. From my mind to yours when I blink my eyes."
newyorker  writing  technology  twitter  3844  digitalself 
june 2013 by warnick
The Pace of Modern Life
xkcd comic confirms that when it comes to people complaining about new technologies, "All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again."
xkcd  comic  writing  technology  history 
june 2013 by warnick
The Decline and Fall of the English Major
Verlyn Klinkenborg in the NY Times: "Each semester I hope, and fear, that I will have nothing to teach my students because they already know how to write. And each semester I discover, again, that they don’t."
nytimes  english  writing  students 
june 2013 by warnick
With Markdown, Even the Blind Can Write
Steven Aquino: "The improvement in my writing experience has not only affected how I write, but also what I write. Because I’m not straining my eyesight as much, I can focus on what truly matters: the content. I’m extremely proud of the fact that, despite my vision impairment, I’ve been able to persevere and enjoy success as a writer."
markdown  writing  process  accessibility  3844 
june 2013 by warnick
Words
Justin Jackson's elegantly simple manifesto about writing for the web: "At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don't come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. Start with words."
webdesign  contentstrategy  writing  inspiration  4814  from twitter_favs
june 2013 by warnick
Michael Leddy dismantles Steven Pinker's dismissal of The Elements of Style
"I’m interested, always, in accuracy, and I don’t like misrepresentation, particularly when it comes from those who should know better. Pinker should know better. But his presentation of Strunk and White is an assemblage of misinformation, decontextualization, received ideas, and misunderstandings."
michaelleddy  stevenpinker  strunkandwhite  writing  grammar 
june 2013 by warnick
Draft
Web-based collaborative text editor that uses Markdown, provides version control, and offers several export formats. Pretty slick.
writing  collaboration  tool  markdown  webapp  3844 
june 2013 by warnick
Publishing as a Graduate Student
Collin Brooke points to some great resources for "aspiring scholarly writers," then offers this gem: "One of the best things you can do is to locate your own role models for writing, and to read and reread them on a regular basis. I don’t do so in order to imitate them, necessarily, but I find that part of what I find inspiring about them is the way that they write, not just what they have to say. Don’t share your models with anyone–they are yours and yours alone. As soon as you start choosing your models according to what you think others expect from you, you’re sort of missing the point."
collinbrooke  advice  publishing  writing  gradschool 
june 2013 by warnick
Responding to peer review
Good pointers from Matthew Might: "When submitting an article for peer review, authors are often allowed to submit rebuttals to reviews before the decision to accept or reject.... The objective in a rebuttal is to convey confidence to reviewers: We acknowledge your criticism and advice; we understand your misunderstanding; and we can fully integrate this feedback."
peerreview  academia  gradschool  advice  writing 
june 2013 by warnick
Pitchfork cover story on Daft Punk
I'm not a Daft Punk fan, but this is a great example of what online articles can (and should) look like.
webdesign  html5  journalism  writing  4814  3844 
may 2013 by warnick
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