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Jenni Carr

June 13th, 2019

Gaps and grammar

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Jenni Carr

June 13th, 2019

Gaps and grammar

1 comment | 2 shares

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

With academics and academic institutions developing a growing presence on Twitter, Academic Twitter is overflowing with papers, conferences, trends and views. Jenni Carr, an avid tweeter, compiles her monthly list of Top Tweets

Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking about the processes involved in working with students as partners, mainly because I have been producing some resources for our centre on this topic, but also because of the recent requirements and guidance from the Office for Students, attainment gaps and inclusion have been much in evidence on social media. It was great to see this new journal article on this topic from @LucyMercerMaps and @cathybovill 

Lucy and Cathy discuss the need for evidence about the success (or otherwise!) of small-scale initiatives to underpin the potential scaling-up to institutional level. This focus on the evidence base is the key element of the Toolkit for HE Access highlighted by @lizaustenbooth There’s some great resources available from this site, and a really handy guide to the relative cost of different interventions and the strength of evidence there is for their impact.

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If you don’t follow @robgmacfarlane you are missing out on the brilliant ‘Word of the Day’ tweets. And you would never know about the relationship between glamour and grammar!

Staying with grammar, an article on pronoun usage in higher education journals may not, at first sight, be the most engaging topic, but when that article is written by Helen Sword, it’s bound to be a good read. Thanks to @TLI_ISSOTL for the link.

Thinking about using language in a rather different way, @Lucylambe writes in @LSEImpactBlog about a project working with a comics creator to create illustrated abstracts.

The blog post linked in nicely to a podcast recommendation by @serenissima

One of the great things about #AcademicTwitter is the way in which certain tweets catch people’s attention and develop into threads that are both informative and funny.

Something we don’t seem to need any formal training on is #overlyhonestpapertitles

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Jenni Carr

Dr Jenni Carr is an Academic Developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre at the LSE. She has a particular interest in the role of creativity in teaching and learning and explores this topic with academic development colleagues from three other universities via lacunaeblog.com

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