After years of doling out advice on how to get more writing done, an academic has a revelation: Sometimes it’s OK to be lazy.
“If you don’t understand the need to make an argument in scholarly writing, you don’t understand scholarship.”
Summertime in higher education brings with it the illusion of endings yet we all face plenty of undone work to fill our minds and days.
Two philosophy professors make the case that improving your writing is the ethical thing to do. And they’re serious.
Sometimes you just have to accept that a writing commitment you made, with good intentions, is now standing in your way.
How to involve students in your scholarly projects in three ways that are substantive for both them and you.
Peer review is an inherently imperfect process, but here are some steps that would make it better.
Much like the “sharks,” publishers prod and poke and quickly suss out whether you have what it takes and whether they’ll invest in your book.
Letting students "write" in nontraditional formats has the potential to have a major impact on our classrooms.
Many struggling scholarly writers delete too much too soon. Why not save your ugly prose for a bit, and give it a chance to bloom?
Does waiting to hear a verdict on your work get easier as you advance in your career? No, no it does not.
In the third installment of this series on writing productivity, a quick lesson in how to take semester breaks off — forever.
On the use of "they" as a singular pronoun: "It helps me to think of ‘they’ not as genderless but as genderful."
Graduate school glorifies solitary labor, but scholarly writing has always been collaborative.
In Episode 2 of the "Are You Writing?" series: Some much better advice to replace a popular productivity tip that doesn’t work for most people.