I also write a blog called “The Art of Scientific Communication“. It’s aimed primarily at graduate students in engineering and science who are faced with the daunting task of writing a thesis and who could use some help and advice to make the experience less stressful and overwhelming. If, like me, one of your LEAST favourite jobs is reviewing and editing students’ theses and reports – then this blog might just help you (and your students) out. It contains advice that I have been giving my own students for years – and is particularly handy because I can just refer them to specific posts as specific issues or topics come up. I used to have all of this in a little technical manual – but it seemed no one was taking the time to read the whole thing. Somehow, putting it into ‘bite-sized’ pieces seemed more effective for today’s young people.
Here are some examples of posts on The Art of Scientific Communication blog:
Please check it out and let me know what you think! I hope you’ll refer your grad students to it frequently. Think of it as another way to save you time and hopefully make your life easier.