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Chalk talks: how to avoid 10 pitfalls

You got an interview for a job, a faculty or a postdoctoral position! But they want you to do a chalk talk. What do you do? What is a chalk talk anyway? First of all, be sure you find out … Continue reading

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You have ten minutes to win a great score on your grant proposal

Have you seen the studies that indicate a high correspondence between what students say about your class when queried after 10 minutes and after an entire semester? What if a similar effect influences whether or not your grant proposal is … Continue reading

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Start writing before you are ready

Perhaps nothing separates successful from struggling academics as much as a facility with writing. You don’t need me to tell you that you should be writing every day at a certain time, for a certain number of minutes. You may … Continue reading

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Why I am abandoning balance in my life (for awhile)

Life is good. Happiness is high. I have a great balance to my days, beginning with gardening my small backyard farm. Work is a rich mix of writing, thinking, grant proposals, and mentoring students and reading their papers. We get … Continue reading

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Are you writing and revising 2000 words a month?

Do you choke when it comes time to write? Do you write a paragraph, then clean your desk, order supplies, go for a run, or can a hundred pounds of tomatoes? If writing is a part of your daily life, … Continue reading

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