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My Adventures on Tweet-Street - Thomas Bray

I was, until recently, a Twitter virgin. Shameful, I know, but for all my Web 2.0 wisdom, Twitter had long seemed like a strange, foreign land, full of tweets and hashtags, trending and linking. 732 more words

Reaching Out

#AcWriMo and #NaNoWriMo: Two differences

After two years of doing Academic Writing Month, or AcWriMo, I’ve made a change. This year I’m doing National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. There are a lot of similarities between AcWriMo and NaNoWriMo. 501 more words

Academic Writing

Teaching with Twitch (Or: How to Livestream Your Lectures Without University Support)

Last week I livestreamed both of my university lectures. I conducted the lectures from home while students watched (and followed along live) from campus or their own homes. 1,121 more words


Master your tasks for #AcWriMo

Academic Writing Month, or AcWriMo, is well underway now, so I thought I’d write a post about task management for those who might be struggling. To me, learning how to master your tasks – that is, to set yourself targets and meet them – is a core component of AcWriMo. 668 more words

Academic Writing


I have owned a lot of cars. Too many, perhaps. Frequently I think back to that first car of mine: a bright yellow, 1977 Ford Pinto with a six cylinder engine. 625 more words


#UWG Takes Bronze University Award for #ServiceExcellence

University System of Georgia Honors Past Year of Success

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The University of West Georgia was honored by the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia Hank Huckaby by receiving the Bronze Chancellor Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Institution of the Year and President on Friday, Oct. 809 more words


From #acwrimo to #nanowrimo

Despite my previous post about the benefits of Academic Writing Month, or AcWriMo, I’m actually not doing it this November. I’ll be supporting those who are, but not taking part myself. 447 more words

Academic Writing