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#ScholarSunday was a couple of days ago, but I've been having health issues so I hadn't promoted or commented on people you may want to follow or should follow. There's a metric ton of those folks, but I want to highlight people who provide resources for the PhD experience.
Before I met @tanyaboza in real life, I read her blog, "Get a Life, PhD" (Tanya is someone I consider a good friend since we both study Latin American issues and we see each other at LASA, usually). Her blog reminded me I could be a prof AND have a life.
One of the first people I saw unmasking and unveiling the #HiddenCurriculum that seems to elude new scholars who get into the PhD was @JessicaCalarco whose expertise in ethnography and qualitative methods complements her kindness and interest in improving students' experience.
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Thinking about the #hiddencurriculum of uni life. Things we assume that undergrads know when they are arrive at uni, but maybe they don't. thread 1/n Like....#AcademicTwitter
.... how to write emails without being… or sounding silly.... 2/n #hiddencurriculum…
.... when they join a research lab, how to get the supervision they need 3/n #hiddencurriculum…
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1/Tweetorial! Exploring a novel conceptual model of the clinical Learning & Working Environment (LWE) #MedEd
Do you wonder what the Clinical LWE *is*? Given the energy we put into making the LWE better, why is this still such a confusing question?
So - can you define the LWE?
2/In July 2017 an @AAIMOnline collaborative was tasked to recommend strategies for LWE improvement. In early discussions we realized we had no shared mental model of the LWE w/ which to systematically approach improvement. 2yrs later we are publishing a conceptual model.
3/Let’s start w/ the model & then explain its development:The LWE is the nesting of personal, relational, curricular, & structural domains as traversed by multiple learners, centered on the needs of individual or populations of patients, & influenced by the sociocultural context
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#THREAD - Ce qu’il faut savoir (et que je sais) sur le doctorat.

Ca fait un moment que je veux faire ce thread vu le nombre de gens qui m’ont dernièrement contacté au sujet d’un doctorat : comment y accéder et comment ça se passe.
J’ai combattu ma paresse pour aujourd’hui donc je vais disons organiser le thread en 2 parties. A savoir que dans la 2e tout ce que je dirai sera basé sur mon expérience personnelle et n’engage que moi. J’essayerai dêtre aussi objectif que possible
#hiddencurriculum #phdforum
Si vous voulez faire un doctorat que ça soit au Sénégal ou dans un labo étranger, la meilleure façon c’est de contacter directement le labo que vous avez en vue. Vous pourrez aller même plus en profondeur en contactant le responsable de...
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Today I told my class that working class/poor students are less likely to know rules can be bent, and less likely to ask to bend them, or for other kinds of help, and I got an email from a sophomore saying that helped her make sense of why her first year was so hard.
I told them explicitly that they can ask for extensions on their papers, and how to do it, and that they can come to talk to me about their papers. Same student admitted they'd been overwhelmed about the paper, asked for an extension, and set up an office hours appointment. Win!
(I also mentioned that not all professors are as free with extensions as I am.)

(Also this was Forms of Capital day so it was perfect timing.)
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Back to science reading ....

The problem with advice columns on reading science is that they make many assumptions about what the reader understands vis-a-vis the science paper.
They assume that readers already have some understanding of the connection between what they're reading & the science that was done. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most learners first encountering a research article have only the vaguest understanding of what it is.
My model for teaching science reading is precisely learners with no real previous exposure. The goal is to dissipate any misconceptions about the truthiness of publication and the sanctity of scientists:
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My first year of #gradschool, I was overwhelmed by the amount and density of the reading. I spent hours slogging through. I had piles of notes. But I felt lost. So now, in the interest of revealing the #HiddenCurriculum of #highered, I share these tips with students: (thread)
Read as much of each article/book as it takes to identify the:
-research question
-key evidence supporting the argument/answer
-limitations (i.e., what questions it doesn't answer; what perspectives or possibilities it doesn't consider)
Next, figure out how you'd cite each reading in a paper (i.e., some research shows that X; some research uses Y method). Then figure out how each reading relates to other things you've read (agreement/disagreement, adding nuance, etc).

Once you can do that, you've read enough.
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I didn't think my "start-up" document for my grad students (the resources I wish *I* had when I started a PhD) would prove to be so popular, so I figured I would share them here. So, here's what I've compiled so far. #hiddencurriculum 1/12
This is by no means exhaustive and is absolutely a living document. If anyone has suggestions or additions, please feel free to let me/twitter know! 2/12
1. The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky @ProfessorIsIn. The advice in this book is blunt, honest, and incredibly important for turning your PhD into a job. I used this later in my grad student career and will continue to use it in my academic career… 3/12
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I’m a fan of formalizing what people are supposed to osmose though their training so I love these tweets on the #hiddencurriculum of academia. I’ll start with a thread on cover letters (specifically for postdoc apps since I’m currently looking for one):
Please don’t omit the cover letter. It can contain some very useful info. In no particular order:
1) Is it even addressed to the PI or does it look like a generic letter that went to 50 other people?
2) Can you effectively describe your achievements and most important findings?...not just what you‘ve done so far in your PhD but why it’s important or why you find it exciting. It helps if they can see your passion for your subject here-not just a laundry list of your results.
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