Rocky & Bullwinkle:Getting tenure, promotion, publishing, grantmanship, and happinessDr. Alan ZollmanNorthern Illinois University November 14, 2009 2:30-5:55 pm School Science & Mathematics Association 2008 Annual Convention Raleigh-Durham, NC
What is the highest correlated aspect with respect to manuscripts being accepted for publications?
What is the highest correlated aspect with respect to manuscripts being accepted for publications?ANSWER is : (a colon in the title)
Get Down and Write Writing Circle Write Everyday for 15 Minutes Not What You Did, But Why It Is Interesting Elevator pitch = summary that is short enough to give during an elevator ride Read Out Loud Your Writing
Get Down and Write Paragraphs #1: motivation: broadly, what is problem area, why important? # 2: narrow down: what is problem you specifically consider # 3: “In the paper, we ….”: most crucial paragraph, tell your elevator pitch # 4: how different/better/relates to other work # 5: “The remainder of this paper is structured as follows”
Get Down and Write 7. less is more: “I would have sent you less if I had had time” 8. page upon page of dense text is no fun to read 9. 40 tables is no fun to read either 10. Don’t overstate/understate your results 11. Put your Title in front of you
References: Jim Kurose, Top Ten Tips for Writing http://www-net.cs.umass.edu/kurose/writing/intro-style.html Tara Gray, Publish and Flourish. Teaching academy, New Mexico State University Press 2005
Dr. Alan ZollmanDept. of Mathematical Sciences Northern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL email@example.com