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No deadline more than a week away really works

In our trimesterly meetings with grad students and postdocs we have been discussing the importance of personal deadlines along with larger goals. One person said she liked deadlines, and would appreciate it if we set them together and then reminded … Continue reading

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What is academic success?

When you click on a region on Google maps under satellite view it will first come in fuzzy. If it is a well-covered area, it will gradually come into focus in amazing detail. Other less popular regions never come into … 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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