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Showing posts from September, 2008

Hiring online coaches

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Academic Ladder LLC is currently seeking one or more part-time academic coaches for its expanding 28-day online coaching program, the Academic Writing Club . The program is designed to advise, guide and support graduate students and professors as they learn techniques for becoming daily writers. We are seeking a warm, articulate individual who has had experience coaching or supervising, or who has worked in higher education. The ideal candidate will someone who communicates well in writing can create a positive and encouraging environment in their online groups is knowledgeable about academia and the challenges of long-term writing projects will take a collaborative and flexible approach to working with the Academic Writing Club team Academic Ladder LLC is a company whose mission is to help academics reach their career goals and lead a well-balanced life. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about working with academics and coaching, to work with a divers

An example of a concept map

Here is an excellent example of a concept map that a Writing Club member sent me recently, and which I'm including with her permission. You can click on the picture to see an enlarged version. Here's (some of) what she had to say about it: I'm finding this a very easy way to visualize my grounded theory... I used a very simple program called Inspiration - you can get a free trial at . The program is designed for kids, so it's very easy. I purchased the software for making flow charts for a different project, but now that I have it I use it for all sorts of things. She has removed any identifying information. But I think this visual gives you a good idea of how using visual techniques can clarify and yes, inspire.