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Varieties of PowerPoint minimalism

I often run across advice on PowerPoint presentations of the following sort: Keep your slides very simple, with as few words as possible. Lawrence Lessig might be the king radical of this sort of strategy — he’s notorious for the … Continue reading

30. December 2009 by Ron
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This year's "Mindset" list

As you may know, Beloit College makes up a “Mindset List” each year to reflect the world of the new incoming college students (born in about 1991) — what their life has included, and what it hasn’t. Understandably, reading it … Continue reading

18. August 2009 by Ron
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Not me, but I’ve heard this

“What Your Prof. Read” (in your email), from Ph.D. Comics:

12. August 2009 by Ron
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Dead grandmothers

I’d lost track of this paper, but Eszter Hargittai at Crooked Timber just linked to it, so here it is: The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome and the Potential Downfall Of American Society. Students: Do not use “grandma/grandpa died” as your made-up … Continue reading

17. June 2009 by Ron
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Brain on a stick

PhD Comics gets it right again, with “Brain on a stick”.

28. January 2009 by Ron
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Where do you sit in class?

17. June 2008 by Ron
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Going Green

Again, PHD Comics captures the essence of grad school in Going Green:

08. May 2008 by Ron
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More grading

The excellent PHD Comics continues its fun-but-painful arc on grading with “You know you’ve been grading too long when…”

19. February 2008 by Ron
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How grading really seems

07. February 2008 by Ron
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Advisor meeting agenda

PHD Comics: A list, plan or outline of things to be done

29. January 2008 by Ron
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