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The ‘So What?’ Question

You may be convinced that your paper has a solid central argument. Here are three ways to tell when it doesn’t.
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Why You Need a Writing Group

A writing group is automatically subversive — a parallel universe outside of the isolation of academic culture.
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Fair Use Too Often Goes Unused

Scholarly publishers want authors to get permission to reprint any image, but does the law always require it?
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How to Craft a Pitch

Six tips to help you craft an effective pitch that will get your article published.
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Stalled in the Writing?

The problem may be that you are approaching your project from the outside in, rather than from the inside out.
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Bad Reactions to Bad Reactions

A lab instructor explores ways to deal with students’ frustration, and her own, when experiments "fail."
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Writing a Book Proposal

Done well, your book proposal may not only bring you a contract, it may also sharpen your work.