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Book Review: Written: How to Keep Writing and Build a Habit That Lasts by Bec Evans and Chris Smith

In Written: How to Keep Writing and Build a Habit That Lasts, Bec Evans and Chris Smith offer a concise guide to readers looking to develop effective writing practices tailored to personalised writing styles. ‘Written’ will be an invaluable guide to th…

Hype, or the future of teaching and learning? 3 Limits to AI’s ability to write student essays

The growth of original, AI-generated content demands that we reconsider methods of student assessment. Clare Williams explores the impact of ChatGPT on pedagogy, identifying three current weaknesses that instructors might bear in mind when setting stud…

Do journals need societies, and do societies need journals?

Historically, there has been a tight link between journals, journal publications and a community of scholars working in specific fields of research who contribute to and manage them. As journal publishing has become a global undertaking and moreover, a…

Researchers engaging with policy should take into account policymakers’ varied perceptions of evidence

There is often an assumption in evidence based policy, that evidence means the findings of quantitative studies or randomised control trials. However, in practice evidence is often understood differently. Drawing on a study of Welsh policy actors, Elea…

Is Development an Art or a Science?

Reflecting on nearly twenty years of transdisciplinary practice and research and the recent publication of their new book, New Mediums, Better Messages? How Innovations in Translation, Engagement, and Advocacy are Changing International Development, Da…

2022 in review: The Top Blogposts of 2022

Want to know what the ten most read LSE Impact Blog posts were this year? We count down the ten most read blogposts published in 2022. 10. Requiem for a Tweet – Is there a future for the academic social capital held on the platform? As the real possibi…

2022 in review: Practising Research Impact

The ways in research shapes and influences the wider world are a key focus of the LSE Impact Blog. This post brings together eleven of the top posts on the subject of research impact that featured on the LSE Impact Blog in 2022. The true costs of knowl…

2022 in review: Communicating Your Research

Research communication is a moveable feast and as varied as the media and communication channels used to reach an intended audience. This annual review pulls out eleven posts focusing on different aspects of research communication that have been featur…

2022 in review: Living and Working in Higher Education

From the war in Ukraine to the politics of citation, this annual review brings together twelve posts that explore issues in higher education and how they are shaped by the world within and without the ivory tower. The responsibility of intellectuals in…

2022 in review: Academic Writing

This post brings together ten of the best pieces focused on the practice and particularities of academic writing published on the LSE Impact Blog in 2022. New AI tools that can write student essays require educators to rethink teaching and assessment A…