Imagine that you are a journal editor and you look at hundreds of papers each week.
This week, I picked up The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys by Moore, Michael, and Penick-Perks from my library stack and flipped it open to the table of contents. I saw many interesting sections, but the one that stood out to me mentioned “linguistic racism.” Yikes.
I actually was not inspired to write this post about the difficulties young people are facing but instead about those that older people are facing. There’s something else we need to talk about first.
We are being utterly bombarded on a daily basis with information about the pandemic. It’s one thing to talk about it for fun (because it is so fun to talk about COVID), but another to use it to make decisions.
It has been very interesting, to say the least, to see my friends’ and family’s responses to being shut away in their homes for months. We each have our strong opinions about the pandemic, and we love to share them.
Note: yes, this post will eventually circle around to science, I promise!
We have all been there. You’ve run the experiments, you’ve cleaned up the spreadsheets, and it’s time to sit down and analyze your results. Now for the big decision: what is the best test to use?
I spent four years in graduate school. Sometimes, my friends and I would joke that we just spent four years becoming experts at Excel.
In college, I took a technical writing class. Most normal people might expect this to be a boring subject, but alas, it turned out to be one of my favorite classes and exceedingly useful.
When someone hires me to write a manuscript, I get all kinds of starting material to work with.
One day at the beach, walking along the shore, she asked me, “Jennifer, why is water so interesting?”
Step away from the computer. Well, read this first and then step away from the computer.