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We need to talk about titles

19 Aug

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Jonathan LaskovskyJonathan Laskovsky is the Senior Coordinator, Research Partnerships in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University. He is primarily responsible for managing research partnerships support and administration within the College.

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We need to talk about titles. We’ve been neglecting them and it’s starting to show.

Neglect signifies that we once cared for titles but, for some reason, the care has ceased or become sporadic at best (insert your favourite garden-tending metaphor here).

This neglect might partly be explained by the ever-increasing pressure on academic life: large teaching loads, increasing demands for research output, conferences, meetings and other administrative distractions, as well as our paltry attempts to maintain some kind of work-life balance…

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How to write a good (bad) title ( abstract)

20 Feb

Here below is a link toward an interesting post on the qualities that a title should have (in fact half of the post gives the recipe of an empty uninformative, useless title, in an ironic way, with the intend to be more pedagogic).
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/02/05/academics-choose-useless-titles/

And the same author in another post, with the same sharp irony shows us how to write a bad abstract :

View at Medium.com

By the way the title of my post is not informative enough according to the standards here above. At least a cue of what the response to the question is should have been inserted.

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