Tag Archives: email

What is in your email signature?

We all have various things in our email signatures. Title, contact information and links are common. Little trite phrases are too. Since these things seldom get printed out, there is no harm in making them longish. I took the actual … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t answer your email

Do you know that personality characterization called OCEAN, openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism? It is supposedly much more supported by research than the simple extraversion-introversion espoused by that Quiet book, and is not as random as the Myers Briggs … Continue reading

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Undergraduates, stop before sending that email!

Even in the smallest, most elite universities, there are more students than professors in nearly every class. In my current biggest class there are 52 students. Imagine what it is like for me and my teaching assistants when students decide … Continue reading

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Great irresponsibility, or great organization?

Sometimes it is easier to just do whatever tasks stream at you through the incessant flow of email than to work on the conceptually difficult, important, long term research papers. At other times you want to scream and throw things … Continue reading

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