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- “Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland
- Save the date! Summer Dissertation House: July 9-12, 2013 @ UMBC
- Dr. Portia Taylor (CMU, QoLT, PROMISE DH Alum) talks @UMBC about motion sensors & rehabilitation: April 10, 2013
- Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale gives free seminar, Sat. 2/23/13 at UMBC
- The January 2013 Online Writing Challenges Begin NOW! (Dissertation, Thesis, Publications!)
- New Initiative: Writing For Publication – January 22-23, 2013 @ UMBC
- Winter Dissertation House – Coming January 22-25, 2013
- Dissertation House for UMBC Employees and Non-Traditional Students, Oct. 12-13, 2012
- Webinar – “The Final Defense” – Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Register by Aug. 29
- Dissertation House at 2012 SSI for “Alumni” – Friday, August 17
- Dissertation House Summer 2012 at College Park … A Success!
- Webinars on Proposals and Dissertations – Postponed until August/September
- Proposal and Dissertation Preparation WEBINARS for All! July 16 & 17, 2012
- “Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”
- Dissertation House at College Park, Coming July 23. Deadline 7/11
- Time to Finish EVERYTHING in 9 days...
- Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.
- Summer Dissertation House 2012, July 10-13 at UMBC
- Comments Regarding A Successful Defense Of A Dissertation (Input from a 2007 Physics Alum)
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“Writing for Publication” goes on the road – Puerto Rico Sessions: May 17-19 w/ UMBC’s Dr. Kevin Omland
We have taken best practices from our NSF PROMISE AGEP Dissertation House and the NSF ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Project to develop the “Writing for Publication” workshop. This week, we welcome 22 members of the faculty from Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) to our workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Kevin Omland of UMBC will be the key presenter.
Anyone who is working on an article for publication, may join us on this blog over the next few days. Feel free to add a comment and tell us what you’re writing.
Summer Dissertation House at UMBC: July 9-12, 2013
Spend 4 days writing … make progress on your dissertation!
The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 9-12. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House.
Open application period: Early bird May 13, 2013 – May 24, 2013. Late registration May 25, 2013 – May 31, 2013 (Applications received during the early bird period will have priority)
(Please note that there are only 15 to 18 slots for this event, consider applying early)
received after May 31, 2013 will be considered for the DH waiting
list. More information about the Dissertation House: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/about/
- The Dissertation House runs from 9 AM – 5PM, for four days, Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12.
- Students must plan to attend the full session, for each of the 4 days.
- Daily schedule includes 2 mini-lectures, and 5 hours of writing per day.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and a snack will be served daily.
- The Dissertation House is free for UMBC’s graduate students.
- There are 15 to 18 spaces available for the Dissertation House.
- Details regarding eligibility can be found on the application page of the website for the Dissertation House.
- Subscribe to the website: http://www.thedissertationhouse.com
Read about The Dissertation House in UMBC’s Alumni Magazine: Byrne, R. (2011, Fall) “The Write Stuff”, UMBC Magazine. p. 12
Please login to MyUMBC, click “I can attend,” *AND* follow the application procedures on the main website for the Dissertation House: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/apply/
Dr. Portia Taylor (CMU, QoLT, PROMISE DH Alum) talks @UMBC about motion sensors & rehabilitation: April 10, 2013
Dr. Portia Taylor, an alum of the PROMISE Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon (hosted by the Quality of Life Technology Center - University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University), will be a guest speaker for UMBC's Information Systems Department on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12-1:00 PM, in Room 459 of the Information Technology/Engineering (ITE) Building. The UMBC announcement can be found here:
Dr. Taylor is an alum of the PROMISE DH at Carnegie Mellon, and was a DH blog participant.
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale (PROMISE Dissertation Coach, The Dissertation House)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
10AM -12 Noon
UMBC Campus, Public Policy Building, Room 206
RSVP: UMBC’s graduate students are asked to RSVP on MyUMBC here:http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16380
Students from other campuses are asked to RSVP as a comment for this post.
Join the blog for The Dissertation House today! http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/blog-online-challenge/winter-2013-challenge/. Any student from any school may join.
Learn more about activities for the PROMISE AGEP!
- Feb. 23, 2013 Special Saturday Success Seminars: Thesis/Dissertation Completion & “Radio Research” (promiseagep.wordpress.com)
- The January 2013 Online Writing Challenges Begin NOW! (Dissertation, Thesis, Publications!) (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com) We invite you to join in February!
We enjoy hosting in-person events in Maryland for the Dissertation House, the Postdoctoral Writing Suite, and the new pilot “Writing for Publication” workshop. If you missed the deadlines for the in-person events, if you go to a school outside of Maryland, or if you can’t join us on campus, please strongly consider joining us online! You can blog with us and be part of the online community by introducing yourself, posting your goals, and recording your progress along the way. Our Winter 2013 cohorts will be blogging in full swing starting January 22, but you can begin now. Here are the links:
1) For “Writing for Publication” – blog here: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/new-initiative-writing-for-publication-january-22-23-2013-umbc/
2) For the Dissertation House Winter 2013 Challenge, blog here: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/blog-online-challenge/winter-2013-challenge/
These events are hosted by PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and The Graduate School at UMBC.
- “Dissertation House,” “Postdoc Writing Suite,” & “Writing for Publication” – January 22-25, 2013 (promiseagep.wordpress.com)
In the spirit of The Dissertation House, we are piloting a new seminar series called “Writing for Publication” for graduate students at all levels. In these sessions, students who are ready to prepare research for publication would gather as a group with a mentor-coach to hear advice, set goals, and work on manuscripts.
Dates: Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Location: UMBC Commons, Room 318 (1/22), Room 331 (1/23)
Eligibility: All M.S. and Ph.D. students, in all disciplines are welcome to apply. We will choose up to 15 students. Decisions will be made based on clarity and focus of project descriptions.
Mentor-Coach: Dr. Patricia Young, Associate Professor of Education, UMBC
A) Please submit a current CV.
B) Please answer the following questions: (1) What is the topic of your intended publication? (2) Where are you in the writing process? (3) Have you published any journal articles to date? (4) Which journals are you targeting? (Please give the titles, with websites) 5) What are your goals for this workshop (Completed paper? Abstract? Literature Review?).
C) Include the following header information with the description:
- Telephone numbers (home, office, and fax)
- E-mail address
- Academic Program and Year in the program
Deadline: We have a short window for this pilot project. Email applications to email@example.com by December 19, 2012. Please use the words “Writing for Publication” in the subject line of your email.
Day 1, January 22, 2013
9:00 Breakfast, welcome, and introductions.
9:15 – 9:30 Goal setting
9:30 – 12:00 Mini Lecture and Discussion #1 by Dr. Young
“The Basics and Insider Tips to Academic Writing. ”
12 – 1:00 Lunch in the Skylight Room
1:00 – 2:00 Mini Lecture and Discussion #2 by Dr. Young
“Writing is revising, editing and rewriting”
2:00 – 5:00 Work on Publication
Day 2, Wednesday, January 23, 2013
9:00 Breakfast, report-out, and goal-setting
9:30 – 10:30 Mini Lecture and Discussion #3 by Dr. Young
“Perseverance and Publishing.”
10:30 – 12:00 Work on Publication
12 – 1:00 Lunch in the Skylight Room
1:00 – 1:30 Remarks and Remaining Tips by Dr. Young
1:30 – 5:00 Work on Publication
Join us for the Winter Dissertation House at UMBC. Applications are due by December 14, 2012.
If you are a Graduate Student at UMBC, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you!The on-campus setting provides Dissertation House participants with productive and rewarding scholastic engagement. Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas about their doctoral dissertations. Students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach in one-on-one consultations to discuss and address obstacles that might prevent them completing their degrees.This is a weekday (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., non-residential) commitment set for the week of Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25, 2013.This information and other details about the Dissertation House can be found on: http://www.thedissertationhouse.com
Students from other schools within the University System of Maryland may apply and will be considered if there are spaces available.
Applications Due: Friday, December 14, 2012 (Extended and Final Deadline!)RSVP on MyUMBC by clicking “I can attend” here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/14797
AND follow the link below for Applications Procedures.
If you are an employee of UMBC or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who are also graduate students at UMBC, College Park, Northeastern, and other institutions. This year, we are extending this opportunity to non-traditional students who are coming back to school or working full-time. This time is for you! This session will have support, coaching, and food will be provided for you on both days.
You work hard every day to serve others on our campus! You may be supporting your family members, or you have decided to take some time for yourself to reach your goals. Now, let us work with you to finish your graduate degree. This version of the “Dissertation House” was created just for you!
Dissertation House for UMBC Employees and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, 10/12/12, 10:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I), Library 7th Floor
Friday, 10/13/12, 10:00 – 3:00 PM(Part II), Library 7th Floor
The application is simple … just tell us what you’re working on (your first paper for a grad class, your first project, study for your first graduate school exam, your proposal, your qualifying exam, your dissertation, or preparation for your defense.) CLICK here: and apply: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/apply/
This afternoon, Dissertation House co-founders Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale and Dr. Renetta Tull joined Oregon State University Physicist Dr. Rubin Landau, and Dr. Phoebe Lenear from the Empowering Leadership Alliance at Rice University to lead a webinar on “The Dissertation Proposal.” The next webinar will discuss “The Final Defense.” If you want to join, here are the instructions:
*The Final Defense: Thursday, August 30, 10 AM Pacific, 12 PM Central, 1 PM Eastern. Sign up for this session here by Wednesday, August 29, 2012. If you previously signed up for the webinar, it is not necessary to register again.
This webinar is sponsored by the Empowering Leadership Alliance and is open to any graduate student, from any school. About the Empowering Leadership Alliance:
The Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) is a program that was launched in 2007 and is funded by NSF. The program’s director and PI is Professor Richard Tapia at Rice University, and engages underrepresented minority students in computing disciplines at research institutions in a nationwide network composed of dozens of leading universities, professional societies, laboratories, research centers, and corporations. Read the original press release here.
If you have participated in the Dissertation House in the past, and if you still have work to complete, then you are invited to join us for the Dissertation House at the 2012 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI). “Alumni” of the DH know how to get down to business immediately. So if you need time and space to jump right into DH mode, use the regular application process, and use “DH @ 2012 SSI” in the subject line of your email. This invitation is open to any graduate student, from any school, who has participated in at least one FULL 3 or 4-day DH Session (e.g., any campus, at a PROMISE retreat, any year) or the 2011 SSI DH Marathon in Columbia. This event will take place on Friday, August 17, 2012, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, in Room Commons 329, on UMBC’s campus.
Guidelines and Requirements
- Be an alumnus of a previous Dissertation House
- Be registered for the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, and plan to fully participate in the other parts of the conference (outside of the DH) all day Saturday, 8/18 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/2012-summer-success-institute-august-17-18-2012-umbc-the-hotel-at-arundel-preserve/
- Follow the traditional application procedures and apply by Monday, August 13, 2012: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/apply/, use “DH @ 2012 SSI” in the subject line of your email.
- Login to the DH 2012 Summer Challenge and join the conversation with #TeamGetItDone: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/blog-online-challenge/summer-2012-challenge/
- Outline your goals for the 2012 online (using the challenge link above) by Wednesday, August 15.
Coach: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale
This DH session includes breakfast refreshments, a buffet lunch, and an afternoon snack.
- Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute: August 17-18, 2012 @ UMBC & The Hotel at Arundel Preserve (promiseagep.wordpress.com)
- “Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!” (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com)
- Finish the dissertation, because you can’t put “Almost PhD” behind your name (renettatull.wordpress.com)
The results are in! The Dissertation House at College Park was a success. Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Alexis Williams recorded the full range of sentiments, reflections, and take-home messages on our Summer 2012 Challenge, and on the PhD Completion website. Here is a subset of those highlights:
- Own the dissertation process
- Don’t try to avoid it
- Visualize yourself in your cap and gown
- Change your perception of productivity
- Trust yourself, own your process
- Set a date and create a schedule. Start the countdown!
The Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) webinars on “Proposal Writing” and the “The Final Defense” that were scheduled for today, Monday July 16, 2012, and tomorrow, Tuesday July 17, 2012, have been postponed. They will be rescheduled for a later date in either August or September, due to an unexpected and unfortunate event that affects the ELA family. ELA contacted Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Tull this morning with the news and sends apologies for the inconvenience. Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Tull look forward to presenting at another time, at the convenience of the ELA.
Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale and Dr. Renetta G. Tull of the PROMISE Dissertation House have been invited by the Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) Mentoring Program of Rice University to lead two webinars next week on preparing the proposal and the final defense.
*Proposal Writing: Monday, July 16, 10AM Pacific, 12PM Central, 1PM Eastern. Sign up for this session here by Sunday, July 15.
*The Final Defense: Tuesday, July 17, 10AM Pacific, 12PM Central, 1PM Eastern. Sign up for this session here by Sunday, July 15.
There will be a 5 minute overview of the topic at hand, and then the rest of the time will be devoted to responding to students’ questions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Graduate students from all schools are invited.
__________________________________________________________About ELA: The Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA) is a program that was launched in 2007 and is funded by NSF. The program’s director and PI is Professor Richard Tapia at Rice University, and engages underrepresented minority students in computing disciplines at research institutions in a nationwide network composed of dozens of leading universities, professional societies, laboratories, research centers, and corporations. Read the original press release here. Dr. Tapia won the national medal of science. Dr. Tapia is a renowned mathematician and a national champion of diversity. More about Dr. Tapia: http://www.maa.org/summa/archive/tapia.htm
This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the PROMISE Dissertation House in Maryland have worked with many students over the years. It is important to note that thousands of lines of code, tons of great experiments, and hundreds of great ideas don’t mean anything to the dissertation completion process if you’re not writing. Remember that you will not graduate unless you complete the written document. Conference presentations, e.g. power point slides, are not enough! One alum told us that he used to transfer everything from his presentation power point slides to a word document. Other people go to a particular place to write where they know that they will be able to get right into their document without distractions. Find the process that works for you, but stop the excuses and just write.
OMG I'm in the single digits now!!!!!!!
Tomorrow starts DH, and I didn't do anything over the weekend (UGH bad, bad Margaret!)
OK so without further ado, goals for today:
- Work up rxn started on Monday
- Possibly start new reaction..?
- Email Chapter 2 to Twinny again... forgot to do this over the weekend!
- Work on BG/Intro for Chapter 4…
She is almost done because a good dissertation is a DONE dissertation
Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.
The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations. Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in the Summer Dissertation House weekend rooms. You may come to work on proposals, dissertations, grant applications, teaching portfolios, or any writing project that will move you closer to graduation.
Time and Location: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM, nearly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer; Math/Psychology Building, Room 103, UMBC Campus.
Parking: Parking on UMBC’s campus requires a permit Monday 7:00 AM through Friday 3:30 PM. Parking in open spaces and lots without gates will be free on weekends, starting on Fridays at 3:30 PM, and ending Mondays at 7:00 AM. Visitor parking is available in metered lots. Meters are enforced year round Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 9:00 pm. Meter fees are $.25 for each 15 minutes, quarters only, maximum time of 5 hours.
June 1, 2, 3; June 8, 9, 10; June 15, 16, 17; June 22, 23, 24; June 29, 30, & July 1
Jul 20, 21, 22; July 27, 28, 29
August 3, 4, 5; August 10, 11, 12, August 24, 25, 26
Weekend requirement: Post your goals to the blog daily. The “Winter Challenge 2012″ blog will be used until June 30. The “Summer Challenge 2012″ blog will begin on July 1.
Students from all campuses (UMBC, UMB, UMCP, UMES, Morgan, GW, CMU, UPitt, etc.) who have participated in a DH activity or workshop in the past are invited to utilize this room for the summer. We will have short motivational sessions with PhD alumni or coaches on select Fridays.
The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 10-13. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House.
Open application period: April 30, 2012 – May 14, 2012.
Applications received after May 14, 2012 will be considered for the DH waiting list. More information about the Dissertation House: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/about/
Announcement on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11683
- Join the PROMISE blogs and websites for up-to-date information. 55,000 hits & 2,300 comments strong on the DH! (promiseagep.wordpress.com)
In 2007, Willie Merrell, a theoretical particle physics student from PROMISE at College Park, shared the following information following his doctoral defense. Willie was part of the first group of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We reprise this article which has been used as a handout for the Dissertation House, and hope that it will assist a wide range of students.
In my experience from watching dissertation defenses and from defending my own dissertation, I have observed that there are three important components to any successful defense. These components are:
1. The Presentation
2. The Original Work
3. Your Work in Context
Here are some tips I’ve learned for performing well on each component.
1) The Presentation
This area is sometimes overlooked because it is viewed as superficial, especially when compared to the actual work that is being judged. However, just as in dating, presentation matters. In a defense, one can’t get by just on a great looking presentation, but it can help in getting the relevant information across and in eliminating unwanted questions arising from simple misunderstandings.
The key parts to having a good presentation are:
a) Making the presentation readable. Make sure that relevant characters can be seen.
b) Using a clear and consistent labeling scheme. Make sure that your variables, and names are used to mean only one thing. If there is community accepted double use for a label, make sure that you give a explanation of that convention.
c) Having a clear organization. As much as possible you would like the ideas and results that you present to follow a logical and pedagogical progression of thought. A lot of questions come from this component for the simple fact that not everyone thinks alike. Sometimes, committee members will ask these types of questions just to see how well you have thought about the logic of your work. Examples are very helpful in explaining concepts. Wherever possible, use simple examples that capture the essence of the point you are trying to make. Examples are nice in that, if you are running out of time they can be easily skipped.
d) Eliminating distracting content. Since there are often many different and independent components of the work, multiple colors and animations are often used to help distinguish these pieces. However, one should not add something just because it looks nice. Such things tend to distract people and can introduce confusion when they expect the added fluff to be meaningful. It can be very embarrassing to have to admit that something you put in the presentation had no real value.
e) Clearly point out your original contribution. This is not the time to be modest. Let everyone in the room know what you claim as your work with pride (But make sure you leave your arrogance at home.)
2) The Original Work
This is your baby. You own this. You have done the research, the analysis, the implementation. You should have complete mastery over this part. That is the first reason for the defense. It is time to show others that you have mastered your work. Expect them to attack anything and everything just to see if there is a weakness in your understanding. This might seem like a daunting challenge but remember that the committee knows you are only human. There will be some things that you don’t know and that is o.k. Knowing the depths of the foundations of the principles used in your research is a lifelong challenge. For this component you want to keep two things in mind.
a) What you want to do is make sure that you have a reasonable understanding of the principles that you have used in your work. You are expected to get the community standard concepts right. You get extra credit for understanding the strengths, the flaws, and the hidden assumptions used in your techniques and procedures and how they relate to other techniques and procedures that you didn’t use.
b) There is a reason it is called a defense. Be prepared to defend your work and the choices made in your analysis, and procedures. It may sound like a lot but remember that you have already done most of this work when you were learning about the foundations of your research. This is where you want to go back and make sure you understand as many of those things as you can for which you said “I’ll figure it out later.”
3) Your Work in Context
As a Ph.D., you are expected to have some idea of where your work fits in the broad view of your academic area and how your work relates to the work of others. Since this amount of work done by others is very large, focus on learning works directly related your work to a degree that is reasonable for your workload. Don’t be afraid of questions about works with which you are not familiar. There is a strategy for dealing with such questions. The point of the question is about how the other work relates to your work. Ask questions to find the perceived link between your work and other work referenced and comment about that link based the goals of your work and the constraints under which your work was performed. Try to be specific, but concise, about the reasons you have for the perspective you give. This will effectively demonstrate that you understand how to place your work in context as you encounter other works and expand your own work.
About the author:
Willie Merrell completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Maryland College Park. Following receipt of the doctorate, he joined the String Theory Group at the University of Kentucky as a Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow. His work in supersymmetry can be summarized as follows:
Supersymmetry is a symmetry that relates bosonic and fermionic states of a theory. It is a great theoretical tool for performing calculations that are otherwise intractable. The use of supersymmetry is also a leading candidate for solving a major theoretical problems with the standard model of particle physics, the hierarchy problem, and is a necessary part of superstring theory. His research involves using the natural mathematical language for supersymmetry, i.e. Superspace, to aid in formulating supersymmetric theories and performing calculations in supersymmetric systems relevant to superstring theory and supersymmetric field theory.
Dr. Merrell is now a scientist at NASA.
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Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”. This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh. All graduate students are invited (e.g., Pitt, CMU, students visiting for the NSBE conference, any discipline, any level, all backgrounds, part-time or full-time.) Light refreshments will be served.Carnegie Mellon Gates Hillman Center
5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- This dissertation process is not a campfire, it’s a 6 burner stove (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com)
- Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28 (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com)
- Next full-scale Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2012 (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com)