Classically Inclined

April 12, 2012

Top Ten Blog Posts – Year One

Filed under: Meta — lizgloyn @ 1:00 pm

It seems only fair to give a round-up of my top ten posts since the blog was created – happy catch-up reading!

  1. How to write a conference abstract – does exactly what it says on the tin, and I’m delighted this is at the top of the list.
  2. Film Review: Immortals – for some reason this gets a lot of hits. I just hope that everyone who visits the page reads the film critique.
  3. Pompeii in Times Square – this gets plenty of hits from the search term “Pompeii”. Goodness knows if it’s what the searcher is after.
  4. The proper care and feeding of academic otters – created after a #phdchat session to explain how I manage those stray academic ideas I don’t have time for right at the moment. I am still hoping that the term “academic otters” enters common academic usage.
  5. Tips For Conferences, or “Don’t Wear Pearls” – again, does exactly what it says on the tin, and hopefully is proving helpful.
  6. Book review: Becoming a critically reflective teacher – Stephen D. Brookfield – this gets a lot of views from people searching for Brookfield’s work, and I can only hope my thoughts are instructive.
  7. Classicist Women on Twitter – my latest mini-project which I hope to continue to update. Let me know if you have any suggestions for additions!
  8. How to write a thesis introduction – more life experience from reflecting on my own thesis introduction.
  9. The trouble with required texts – this became very popular for a couple of days, enough to keep it in the top ten although it’s not been read much since it was posted. Some thoughts on required texts for undergraduates in the US and UK systems which proved unexpectedly controversial.
  10. Madonna at the Superbowl – running commentary of this episode, although now sadly without the link to the Youtube video footage.

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