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Tag Archives: time
ruthlessly realistic with annual plans
Ah, another new academic year. Time to make plans. Take stock. Write goals. Start filling up the diary. Given the disruption we’ve experienced over the last eighteen months, it’s really tempting to think that it’ll be possible to get back … Continue reading
Posted in pandemic, planning, time Tagged calendar, diary, Pat Thomson, planning, time 2 Comments
missing working at work?
Eighteen months of working from home. Or WFH, WTF!! as you will now hear me say. Often. I want to WAW (work at work). I’m not desperate about it yet, but I really do miss WAW. Pre pandemic, a whole … Continue reading
Posted in office, pandemic, place, time Tagged academic writing, Pat Thomson, place, time, WAW, WFH, writing place 4 Comments
finding time to write
Recently I’ve been focused on goal setting and planning. It’s down to lockdown I think and the need to be realistic about what can be achieved. One of the things I’ve not mentioned is time. In particular, writing time. I … Continue reading
Posted in research diary, targets, time, tiny targets, writing goals Tagged goals, targets, time, writing goals, writing targets 3 Comments
writing targets – word count, time spent, or chunks?
Many people swear by writing goals. Perhaps it’s all about time. Timers allocate a given number of minutes for each writing session – say thirty minutes each morning, or a couple of hours two or three times a week. Or … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, chunking, productivity, targets, writing in chunks Tagged chunking, mosaic writing, Pat Thomson, productivity, time, word count 3 Comments
two things that made me think this week
Last weekend brought the inevitable long Saturday newspaper read – that’s a thing in our house. We only buy one paper a week and we do like to sit down and savor it the morning it’s bought. We leave some … Continue reading
Posted in imposter syndrome, time, Uncategorized Tagged imposter syndrome, Pat Thomson, Pauline Rose Clance, Simon Garfield, time Leave a comment
starting the PhD – setting up your routine
At the start of the PhD you need to sort out how you will accomplish the necessary reading, and the writing that relates to the reading. You may have to write a much larger PhD proposal than the one that … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Pat Thomson, routine, starting the PhD, structure, time 5 Comments
it’s writing time
If you are a student of English literature then you will be very familiar with the paratext and the hypotext. A hypotext is an early text that serves as a source for a later one. Homer’s Odyssey was the hypotext … Continue reading
Posted in book writing, paratext, time Tagged book writing, paratext, Pat Thomson, time 2 Comments
the christmas list
I like a good list. I like the order of it, the sense of things to get done and cross off. I woke up early this morning knowing that I had to make a list because it’s nearly Christmas, the … Continue reading
Posted in academic life, Christmas list, time, work Tagged academic work, Christmas list, Pat Thomson, time 5 Comments