This is an excerpt from Finding Time for your Scholarly Writing (A Short Guide) which will be published in late March 2018. Further details on the Books page. In this Short Guide I expand on the 3 types of writing time. This excerpt is from the chapter on Short Snatches of time. From the … [Read more...] about Excerpt: 15 minutes to make your longer sessions more satisfying
As little as 15 minutes a day for research & writing is worthwhile
Many academics struggle with finding time to do research and writing. And yet it is research and writing that will make the difference when you are applying for jobs, going up for promotion, being evaluated for grants, and so much more. You don't need to find much time at all. 15 minutes a day could make a big difference.
Older posts in this category were edited and recategorized in June 2015.
Grading is dispiriting at the best of times. There is too much of it to do to a very tight deadline. And despite the occasional brilliant paper or clear demonstration that students are getting it, there are too many opportunities to doubt your own performance as a teacher. Are you further … [Read more...] about Writing is NOT a reward for getting your grading done
I’ve been preaching the value of establishing a regular writing practice. If you are writing regularly, you will produce journal articles, books, and whatever else you need to produce. Establishing a regular practice is hard, but research shows that as little as 15 minutes per day can be effective. … [Read more...] about The 15-minute practice, 1 year later
I had a query via the contact form on my website that said, in response to the prompt “What’s on your mind?”, not much need help to figure out! If that isn’t the tip of an iceberg I don’t know what is. Both for the person who sent the email and in the sense that if one person contacted me to say … [Read more...] about Finding your way back to writing
In another post I asked “How could you experiment with working in a relaxed state?” I proposed that the ways in which my yoga teacher has been encouraging us to work within the comfortable range of movement and not stretch our muscles to their limits might also apply to your writing and other … [Read more...] about The benefits of working small