Tuesday, 19 December 2017

2017 - why we're thankful (The RED team)

Photo by TN Nguyen | unsplash.com 

It's that time of year when people's thoughts start turning to lazy days at the beach, spending time with loved ones, or generally taking a break from the everyday.

As is the RED Alert blog tradition, we're ending the year with a post that features the voices of the RED teaching team.

Our theme for this end-of-year post is 'what we're thankful for'.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My social media strategy for sharing research (Jane Kelley)

I work on a parasite that infects dairy cattle called liver fluke.

It reduces production and compromises the welfare of the animals. Due to the negative health effects of liver fluke inflections for dairy cattle, our research must be communicated to farmers, veterinarians and industry in a timely manner.

In the last post I discussed how I created a project website. In this post, I discuss the use of Twitter and how we intend to blog our findings.

Friday, 1 December 2017

LTUacwrimo wrap up - and looking forward to a summer of productive writing

The silent room at the RED writing retreat | Photo by Katherine Firth

La Trobe's Academic Writing Month (#LTUacwrimo) 2017 is finished for another year!

This is a perfect time to look back at where we started and reflect on our goals.

During November, we planned to work together to:
  •  Think about how we write,
  •  Form a valuable support network for our writing practice,
  •  Build better habits for the future, and
  •  Make progress towards our writing goals!
November is a busy time for academics, with marking, conferences, grants proposals and research all on our desks.

So, #LTUacwrimo can help you think about how to make progress even when it’s busy, and you may end up looking forward to December and January when many things other than writing are already starting to crowd out weekdays and evenings and weekends.