List-article of scientific tips: writing, speaking, social media, and code.

4 December 2019

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Back to the academic papers section.

This page started out as a collection of articles I liked from around the web about writing. Later (July 2020), I added other topics that are relevant to the professional scientist.

Roadmap.

Writing.

I have not written – yet! – about how to structure and write papers, generally. But many others have, and I have collected some of the works I like here. I have also included some works that include practical matters, such as planning paper writing and responding to peer review.

General scientific writing.

Structuring the paper.

Planning paper writing.

Getting a paper to completion starts with a plan. Whether you use someone else’s system or one of your own, I encourage starting multiple months before a deadline and frequent communication with co-authors.

Making everything fit within page limits.

This issue comes up a lot with conference papers! Also included in this section are some latex tips from Noah Snavely, to both shorten your paper and create the typesetting that is typical in computer vision conference papers.

Responding to peer review.

The CVPR 2020 workshop also contains many elements about writing papers that survive peer review.

Speaking.

Daniel Bolnick’s post summarizes some tips gleaned from many, many people taking their lectures, defenses, and conferences online as a result of covid-19 during early 2020. I have used the Nancy Duarte book to help create more engaging presentations.

Social Media.

I started really using Twitter in February 2018. Jennifer Heemstra’s article is a how-to of using Twitter in particular.
Beronda Montgomery’s article examines how social media allows underrepresented groups to build communal spaces and networks.

I typically follow back people with similar interests – but I can’t do that if your bio is empty. You don’t need to list who you work for or where you live. Just list your academic interests.

Code.

Providing code allows others to apply your research to their problems. There are various ways to help others get going, faster, with your code though, whether it be where you post your paper and code, or how you write the readme and provide scripts for use.

Changelog

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