Category Archives: Academic process

Cool: Sentient Sections and Academic Writing …

By | May 15, 2017

On the long list of things in academic writing that make me cringe is – of course – the use of active form, incorrect use of insufficient biographies, and frivolous acknowledgements. I’m currently reviewing a paper for a journal, which brings forth in spades another linguistic detail that should (and, easily can) be avoided. I am,… Read More »

And, my special thanks to my pet iguana, and the guy who cuts my hair …

By | March 1, 2017

It’s the season of Golden Globes, of BAFTAs, of Cesar’s, of Emmy’s, and of Academic Awards (and associated kerfuffle). A staple of these events is not-at-all-prepared thank-you speeches, delivered through a veil of fake surprise and emotion. It seems that in the entertainment industry, the metrics for whom to include is everybody, and their cat… Read More »