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Margy Thomas, PhD
The scholarly enterprise is my favorite. // she/her
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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab 3h
These are definitely *not* the questions we should ask ourselves to decide how to fund college. Rather we should ask “What sort of democracy, communities, families, and wellbeing do we want to have?” and distribute education accordingly. The other approach is undermining America.
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Ms.Mulcahey 3h
Replying to @EGonzaba @mckellogs
Also, if you can’t afford to pay the fee to access journal articles, contact the author. We will send it to you for free.
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Eric Gonzaba 23h
My top research advice: Archives are amazing, but don't buy the academic fetishization of archival research. Microfilm research is good! Can't afford travel? Digitized sources are good! Interlibrary loan is good! There's not one way to produce amazing scholarship
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Margy Thomas, PhD 2h
Replying to @RColesworthy
I relate 100000%
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Sarah Faulkner 23h
My first dissertation chapter is drafted! It took me over a year to conceptualize, then suddenly materialized in about four days of intensive writing. Writing is strange! Revision is on the horizon, and grading is on my doorstep, but I am celebrating today! :)
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Margy Thomas, PhD 2h
Replying to @RColesworthy
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Anne Carpenter Dec 14
Teachers! Parents! It is legal and perfectly welcome to email scientists asking for a PDF of their paper. Until all papers are free, please RT to make this more widely known. And fyi, scientists don't get the $$ from sales of papers so all it costs us is 1 minute of time!
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Dr. Syntax Dec 13
I know we're trained to critique, to dissect, to dismantle. That's what graduate school (in the ) trains us to do. But I'd very much like to see us spend some time creating, building, and inspiring, too.
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Margy Thomas, PhD 19h
Replying to @lportwoodstacer
A g r e e 💖
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Margy Thomas, PhD Dec 14
This thread is a beautiful example of what knowledge-building looks like. Not presenting your expertise as a finished, perfect product for others to consume and admire you for, but living the process of building & improving knowledge in real time, in conversation, in public
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Margy Thomas, PhD Dec 14
Replying to @AdamMGrant
Yes! For many ppl, the term “thought leader” has come to connote a rigid, prescriptive performance of expertise, even pseudo expertise. I think the term “knowledge-builder” is more helpful as it connotes being *in the process* of building knlg, thru collaboration & conversation
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Adam Grant Dec 14
The ultimate purpose of thought leadership is not to provide definitive answers but to spark dialogue. Great thinkers start new conversations on topics that are important but neglected and rejuvenate old conversations that have been stalled or forgotten.
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Chisomo Kalinga, PhD Dec 13
About to resubmit a paper w/ minimal changes to the text. This time, my cover letter will explain 1) why I’m privileging indigenous theory/knowledge systems 2) why Foucault can fuck off 3) indigenous knowledge IS knowledge & 4) why the African theorists I’ve chosen are credible.
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Fjolla Kondirolli Dec 14
I was constantly told about the hard work and the level of expertise that is required to be successful in academia. But no-one talks about the importance of creativity. Knowledge creation is hard, man.
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Jen Heemstra Dec 14
Why is working hard usually viewed as bad for mental heath while exercising hard is usually good for physical health? Maybe staying healthy is more about autonomy, motivation, and self-regulation. Knowing when to push and when to rest and having the freedom to do so.
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Margy Thomas, PhD Dec 13
Replying to @ColdWarScience
This looks amazing!!!
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Audra Last Day for Open Enrollment is 12/15 Wolfe Dec 13
Hi! Most of you know me as a writer, but I'm also an editor. This January, I'm offering another session of my workshop on crossover book proposals. Curious? Here's a thread.
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Robert Kelchen Dec 13
Few feelings are better than finishing writing a paragraph in a paper and immediately being able to close nine browser tabs.
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Margy Thomas, PhD Dec 13
Replying to @drmarenw
How much continuity there is with who/what I was before
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Margy Thomas, PhD Dec 13
Great! I’ll keep an eye out for when you share it
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