An excellent dissertation

Here’s a short, reasonably good report on a study of faculty opinions about what makes an excellent, good or unacceptable dissertation, from a book (Developing Quality Dissertations in the Social Sciences, B. E. Lovitt and E. L. Wert, Stylus Publishing, 2009).

Effective bulletpoint presentations

I’m generally pretty critical of the traditional bulletpoint style for a presentation. But most people, of course, use them anyway. They might as well do it well.
Here is a presentation by former SI communications manager, Frank DeSanto, that he did for our summer undergraduate research program (REU) last year. He makes a number of good suggestions.