Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner

Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner

I’m a good friend to have if you are in the business of examining theses as you can probably imagine. A large number of my academic friends have called me up for expert advice on acceptable style, structure and tone. Some eight years ago now, my good friend Dr Scott Mayson rang me up about […] … learn more→

Top ways to find tutoring jobs

Top ways to find tutoring jobs

Tutoring can be a great source of extra income while going through your own schooling or just to help support you financially. It can even be a full-time income, if you want it to be. You will need to meet some basic requirements, but once you have met those requirements, you can start tutoring immediately. […] … learn more→

Please no more leaders for Higher Ed!

Please no more leaders for Higher Ed!

Our colleges campuses are drowning in leaders. I’ve literally taught courses where I had to report to 4 different bosses (in addition to the department head and Dean) during the semester regarding every issue that came up in the class. It takes some effort to teach a class, but not that much (it’s why faculty […] … learn more→

Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention

Despair and depression at law school are real, and need attention

Pursuing a professional degree can be extremely stressful for students, who often experience it as a time riddled with anxiety, uncertainty, fear and financial challenge. The emotional health of law students was recently brought to my attention in an email from a student at the University of Cape Town’s law faculty where I am the […] … learn more→

How will high-level writing skills help students in assignments

How will high-level writing skills help students in assignments

When students join college they are expected to have good writing skills. In fact, they face some problems with assignments such as getting the right sources for information, the right format, and delivery on time just to mention a few. Basically, writing is a complex skill that is needed for any student to be successful […] … learn more→

The 8 types of boarding schools

The 8 types of boarding schools

Choosing your child’s education can be one of the most daunting tasks you face as a parent. Regardless of whether you choose to go the public, private or home school route, there are numerous factors that make one program, school or curriculum more appealing than another. Boarding school is one such option that appeals to […] … learn more→

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, we’re in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moon’s shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States from coast to coast, beginning with Depoe Bay, Ore., and end after 93 minutes in McClellanville, S.C.. As […] … learn more→

A thesis writing-feedback calendar

A thesis writing-feedback calendar

How does a thesis get written? What do I as a supervisor do to help? How does feedback work best? A set of inter-related questions that keep many of us mildly, or a lot, worried. Well, I have an ‘ideal model’ for feedback on a thesis. I don’t always follow it. Quite often my model […] … learn more→

Wisconsin to remove academics from Higher Ed

Wisconsin to remove academics from Higher Ed

When I cover the madnesses affecting higher education, California comes up often, although I certainly cover schools in the rest of the country. Wisconsin has avoided the madness, with nothing in the way of riots or flamboyant frauds that seem commonplace elsewhere. You’d  think the state government there would leave well enough alone, but such […] … learn more→

The dangers of online world

The dangers of online world

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