What you eat impacts the world

GSE Research is please to provide this extract from the recently published Changing the Food Game by Lucas Simons. "Food. We all need it every day. Food is our source of energy, our fuel. Food is life! Every human being depends on a nutritious and varied diet in order to survive and flourish. The consumption of food is also an essential element of our social interactions, and many cultural and religious traditions have evolved around food."

Path to the prospectus
GradHacker via InsideHigherEd (commentary)

Last quarter, after surviving coursework, qualifying exams, and the dissertation proposal, at long last, I arrived at the glorious land of being ABD. Along the way, I've taken advantage of many of the strategies suggested here on GradHacker, and have found the archive of advice and reflections very helpful. But when it came time to fulfill the final phase of the candidacy process — writing and defending the dissertation prospectus — I found fewer resources here (but found these two especially...

The academic 'career' is dead. Long live the academic career!
Dr Sustainable (commentary)

The academic career is dead. There, I've said it. Over the last few years, I have been trying to build an academic career, in the process, losing sight of why I became an 'academic' in the first place. I decided to take stock and consider what an ‘academic career' really is and have come to the conclusion that the traditional notion of an 'academic career' is outdated and potentially at odds with the philosophy of academia in the first place.


Taking our eye off the ball — why is science suffering in the modern age?
The Scholarly Kitchen

A recent survey from the Pew Research Institute revealed troubling trends in how science is doing and showed that the public and scientists are far apart on many basic questions, from whether humans have evolved over time (only 65 percent of the public agrees, compared to 98 percent of scientists), to whether it's safe to eat genetically modified foods (88 percent of scientists think so, but only 37 percent of the public agrees).

Thesis know how — beware the quote dump
Patter (commentary)

I very often see first drafts of theses — and sometimes completed ones — that suffer from quote dumping. A quote dump is when the writer inserts a very large extract of someone else's words into a text and then does nothing with it. The quote sits there, highly visible in its indented and italicised state, inert, unyielding, impenetrable.

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