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Adendi: el archivo digital de El Nuevo Día


Originalmente publicado en Biblioteca Virtual de Puerto Rico:

Adendi es la bases de datos de los artículos publicados por el periódico El Nuevo Día. La plataforma de búsqueda disponible hoy es la segunda generación para Adendi que existe desde los ’90. Ambas han resultando ser algo complicadas y confusas para lograr obtener lo que uno desea. Esto provoca frustraciones entre estudiantes y usuarios que luego no vuelven a utilizarla. Quizás por esta razón desde hace unos años El Nuevo Día decidió dejarla gratuita. Ver http://www.adendi.com

Lo positivo de Adendi es que puedes recuperar los textos de los artículos de muchas de las secciones del periódico. Lo negativo es que no presenta las imágenes. Su contenido abarca desde 1990 y luego de muchas búsquedas parece ser que llega hasta el 2012.

Para lograr una búsqueda sin frustraciones en el campo de “periodo entre una fecha y otra” escriba: De 1/1/1990 hasta 1/1/2012. Por lo menos a mi…

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How to write a simple research methods section


Originalmente publicado en The Research Whisperer:

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Yesterday I read a research application that contained no research methods at all.

Well, that’s not exactly true.

In an eight-page project description, there were exactly three sentences that described the methods. Let’s say it went something like this:

  • There was to be some fieldwork (to unspecified locations),
  • Which would be analysed in workshops (for unspecified people), and
  • There would be analysis with a machine (for unspecified reasons).

In essence, that was the methods section.

As you might imagine, this led to a difficult (but very productive) discussion with the project leader about what they really planned to do. They knew what they wanted to do, and that conversation teased this out. I thought that I might replicate some of that discussion here, as it might be useful for other people, too.

I’ve noticed that most researchers find it easy to write about the…

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A question of language competence or writing style?


Originalmente publicado en Doctoral Writing SIG:

By Cally Guerin

Last week a student came to me in tears, distraught at what she felt was a very unfair assessment of her writing ability after her supervisor had decided her English was not up to scratch. She is from an Asian background, and was born and educated in Australia. While English might not be her first language or ‘mother tongue’, she is certainly not using English as an Additional Language (EAL), as the current terminology has it. (It used to be English as a Second Language, ESL, and may be moving on to English as an International Language, EIL – all of which depends on the context and perhaps the current fashions in the field.) Our universities have plenty of ‘Generation 1.5’ PhD students like her who work and think in more than one language.

Putting the labels aside, the young woman is also typical of many students…

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Writer’s block: unblocking and declawing


Originalmente publicado en Doctoral Writing SIG:

By Susan Carter

I’ve long felt that ‘writer’s block’ is too general a term. It is a bit like saying ‘I’m sick’—people know something is wrong, but to find a cure, you need more detail than that. In the last post, I reported on an excellent talk by Professor John Bitchener on giving good feedback on doctoral writing. He was also critical of the catch-all phrase ‘writer’s block.’ John suggests that what ‘writer’s block’ usually means is limited reading, limited thinking and limited scoping of the topic. His tonic for unblocking writer’s block is more reading, thinking and scoping.

The pointer to more reading rings especially true to me as being helpful for many reasons: to get the jargon of the discipline; to see how good paragraphs and sentences are constructed when the writing is clear; to locate any tensions of opposing view; and to re-inspire. And there is of…

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Getting published (in English)—it’s not just about language


Originalmente publicado en Doctoral Writing SIG:

Pressure—or the requirement—to publish during doctoral candidature is becoming increasingly common in many global contexts, to the extent that many doctoral candidates are aiming to put their work in the public domain in one form or another before finishing their degrees (Paré, 2010). Most high-ranking scholarly journals are English language publications, which poses very real challenges for those candidates and their supervisors who may not have English as a ‘first’ language.

This week’s blog by Mary Jane Curry (co-author with Theresa Lillis of A scholar’s guide to getting published in English: Critical choices and practical strategies and Academic Writing in a global context: the politics and practices of publishing in English) explores some of these issues.

By Mary Jane Curry

Getting published in academic journals isn’t easy—for anyone—but scholars who use English as an additional language may have a harder time with finding publishing success than “native” English speakers…

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