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Posts by: Raul Pacheco-Vega

  1. Overcoming “Writer’s Block” with Index Cards and Memorandums April 5, 2021

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  2. Delving into an entirely new topic and doing a literature review, performed with an example (on hospital ethnography) March 22, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods.

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  3. Revising the dissertation/thesis: From first draft to readable draft to shareable draft March 3, 2021

    Posted in academia.

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  4. The March 2021 #AICCSED Reading, Annotating and Systematizing Challenge March 1, 2021

    Posted in academia.

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  5. Batch-Processing groups of reading materials (articles or book chapters) February 27, 2021

    Posted in academia.

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  6. A few strategies to “stay on top of the literature” (more like, “catching up with the literature” February 25, 2021

    Posted in academia, reading strategies.

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  7. Tackling an R&R (Revise-And-Resubmit) – a full-fledged process February 13, 2021

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  8. On student workload, cognitive load, number of hours per credit hour and the future of online teaching February 5, 2021

    Posted in academia.

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  9. Skimming articles using the AIC (Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion) Method, plus an AIC-> Synthetic Note Template for undergraduates (and graduates!) January 28, 2021

    Posted in academia, research, research methods, writing.

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  10. Using ethnographic field notes in the actual writing of a paper January 19, 2021

    Posted in academia, qualitative methods, research, research methods, writing.

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  11. Planning for Survival with a Cherry on Top January 16, 2021

    Posted in academia, planning.

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  12. Developing an entire course around a specific research project December 28, 2020

    Posted in academia.

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  13. How to prepare for a reading-intensive undergrad or graduate seminar (for students) and how to design a syllabus that offers reading guidance to students (for faculty) December 26, 2020

    Posted in academia, reading strategies.

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  14. On the importance of the Reading, Note-Taking, Synthesizing and Writing sequence in developing an academic research and writing practice December 26, 2020

    Posted in academia.

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  15. Linking theory with research, choosing a theoretical framework and developing alternative explanations December 22, 2020

    Posted in academia, research.

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  16. Three hot takes on the (wrong-headed) assumptions that incoming undergraduates and graduates have research skills November 29, 2020

    Posted in academia, teaching.

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  17. Getting the most out of writing groups (online and offline) November 29, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  18. Analog note-taking when highlighting is not possible (e.g. books) November 28, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity, writing.

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  19. On the benefits of online writing groups November 25, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  20. Expanding Detailed Outlines into Memorandums and those into Full Manuscripts November 13, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  21. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers (my reading notes) November 10, 2020

    Posted in academia, research methods, writing.

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  22. Writing papers using Initial Outlines and Detailed Outlines November 7, 2020

    Posted in academia, writing.

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  23. Reconsidering the Zoom University, synchronic/asynchronic and online teaching and learning October 28, 2020

    Posted in academia, teaching.

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  24. Those who can, DO *AND* TEACH – on what teaching entails October 26, 2020

    Posted in academia, teaching.

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  25. Teaching and pedagogy in the Zoom COVID19 pandemic times: Reducing reading workload and making my courses more practical and pragmatic October 11, 2020

    Posted in academia, teaching.

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