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3 hacks to writing effectively
3 hacks to writing effectively
by | Features

Most academic writers either don’t make a writing plan, or make a writing plan but don’t stick to it. For those that do write after making a plan to, the problem is that we do both in isolation. Jane Jones shares her tips on how we can increase our writing productivity. 

Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
by | Fashion/Style

“Academic wear” can be a tough nut to crack, especially for women. In this article, Thomasin Bailey lends her voice to the issue, powerfully weaving Shakespeare into her critique of what it means to be a woman in academia. She asks the all-important question: What should I wear to be “taken seriously”? It is often said that appearance […]

Who do you call a Professional?
Who do you call a Professional?
by | Features

On what terms does a professional get to identify as one? This is the question Kay Guccione turns inside-out on Stylish Academic this week.  I was inspired during a Twitter conversation a couple of weeks ago to consider concepts and perceptions of professionalism. The opinions offered online and the research literature on professionalism, professional trust, and professional development, […]

Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
by | Features

2016 feels long gone, seeing how much we already have packed into the New Year. That said, I do feel like 2017 has a very positive vibe about it. Have you set any goals for the new year? What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? For some of us, […]

Things to know before the PhD
Things to know before the PhD
by | Features

By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]

Note from the Editor
Note from the Editor
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Dear Reader, Thank you for staying with Stylish Academic despite the long sabbatical the team needed to set the house in order. As we approach our second birthday in a few months, it has become important to once again evaluate Stylish Academic, what we are here for, and how this platform can be of utmost value […]

The Stylish Academic Survey Report
The Stylish Academic Survey Report
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About a month ago, we launched a quick survey to better understand who was visiting the site, what you thought about the content, and how we could improve on Stylish Academic to provide exactly what you want to your inbox. It was a rewarding experience, and I just want to thank everyone who participated; for […]

Top #Twitter Chat Tips for Academics
Top #Twitter Chat Tips for Academics
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By Dennis Rolojo | #Twitter ChatTips: How academics can connect in 140 or less I love Twitter! Growing up in a slum in Manila, it’s a childhood dream – it’s the place where I can easily send snippets of messages to people I look up to. For this reason, I spend a large chunk of my […]

Meet the Scholar: Professor Phakeng
Meet the Scholar: Professor Phakeng
by | Features

Meet the Scholar, Mamokgethi Phakeng, Professor of Mathematics Education at Wits University, South Africa, and Vice Principal of Research & Innovation at UNISA. On July 1st 2016, she assumed the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation position at UCT. Her full biography here. I have never made an effort to maintain my sense […]