Thursday, March 30, 2006

Get published as an Undergraduate

One great thing you can do as an undergrad to better understand what you enjoy doing (or what you might enjoy doing for the rest of your life) is write something to be published in an undergraduate journal. Getting published in an Undergraduate Journal is a great way to push your analytic skills further than you would normally in writing a paper for a course. Journals and conferences for Undergraduates generally come in two different categories: those that accept a articles and presentations from a variety of disciplines and those that accept articles and presentations from one discipline.

How to tell whether research and writing are for you
  1. A good thing to think about when trying to get published is what your motivations. Are you motivated by the idea of giving a presentation or sharing your thoughts with others? Or are you drawn by the ideas of a specific field?
  2. To be passionate about something is to be continually trying to improve your work and abilities in that area. Are you constantly tweaking a paper or argument you are working on? Are you continuously reading articles and journals in the area you think you might be passionate about? Do you bring up your research in everyday conversations to drawl similarities and insights? These are signs that research in a particular area are for you.
Check out:
Journal of Undergraduate Sciences
Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory
Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science
The Harvard Brain
Undergrad Journals in Philosophy.
If you know of any other journal or conference sites, feel free to post them here.


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8:36 PM  
Blogger Noël said...

you're blog really hits home for me!

You should also note that is is possible for an undergad to get published in "regular" journal too.

Keep up the blog, I'm gonna subsribe to the RSS...

9:09 AM  
Anonymous said...

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4:40 AM  

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