This is a Q and A that arose on the blog this week, following the blog post, How To Write a Book Proposal. I've been asked this question many times. This is my answer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Q: Karen, can I ask you to … [Read more...] about Should I Send Out a Book Proposal Before the Manuscript is Completely Finished?
Today’s post is a simple one, responding to many queries: How do you make a “short CV”? A short, or two-page, CV is often required for grant applications and the like. The point here is to sketch the main highlights of your record without … [Read more...] about How Do You Make a “Short” CV?
We watch a lot of American Idol here at The Professor's house. We have strong opinions. Personally, I'm a fan of Joshua. I know that Jessica has the best voice. But she just doesn't "connect" with the audience, as Randy Jackson constantly … [Read more...] about What American Idol Tells Us About The Job Market
[July 2019 Update below by Jacqueline Barlow, Open Access Officer at The University of Winchester in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom--please read] Today we are honored to have a guest post by Kathryn Hume, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English … [Read more...] about The Perils of Publishing Your Dissertation Online
(Tuesday Post Category--Strategizing Your Success in Academia) Last Tuesday I wrote Part 1 of "Using Rage to Stay Motivated," a Special Request post for Allen. He asked how to stay motivated while writing his thesis. Staying motivated through the … [Read more...] about Using Rage to Stay Motivated, Part Two
Please note that I no longer respond to comments/questions to this post! Grad School Application Guidance Package and other help listed below the post. One of the most common points of confusion among undergraduates and new graduate … [Read more...] about How to Write an Email to a Potential Ph.D. Advisor/Professor
Tuesdays I will occasionally feature "How-To(sday)" posts, short guides to certain genres of academic writing. I'm happy to take requests for these. Just email me at email@example.com. Today we look at the paper/conference … [Read more...] about How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract
NOTE: An expanded and updated version of this post can now be found in Chapter 51 of my new book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. I am keeping a shortened version here, but for the complete discussion … [Read more...] about Dr. Karen’s Foolproof Grant Template