TAA audio conferences connect you to experts discussing a variety of topics. These 60-90 minute sessions are designed especially for busy textbook and academic authors.
Participate in live, interactive sessions for an opportunity to ask questions, or download the sessions as podcasts (mp3) and listen at a time that is convenient for you.
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Presenter: Rachael Cayley
Becoming an effective academic writer is one of the key challenges facing doctoral students and early career researchers. Despite the centrality of writing, few writers feel comfortable with the process or confident about their product. In this session, we will discuss the anxiety that attends academic writing. After examining some of the reasons that writing is so hard, we’ll ask if we can lessen the psychic toll by acknowledging both the persistent practical obstacles and the profound intellectual challenges.
Presenter: Al Trujillo, co-author of Essentials of Oceanography, 11th Edition
A textbook evolves through different editions as new research, developments, and significant events occur. New educational strategies and design components are also incorporated into various editions to help students use a textbook more effectively as a study aid. Textbook author Al Trujillo will illustrate this process using his market-leading college-level oceanography textbook, Essentials of Oceanography (Trujillo and Thurman, © 2014 Pearson Education), in which successive editions spanning over 20 years have incorporated cutting-edge research, recent discoveries in oceanography, current events, and updated educational strategies and design components.
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