How to Work in the Summer

“Summers are a time of opportunity, but often they end up being lost opportunity. Years ago a psychologist, Bob Boice, did a ton of research about how to increase productivity of early-career faculty. One of his findings was that individuals tended to put off until the summer to write something ‘big’ — the revision of the dissertation, a new book, a grant proposal. Early-career faculty found out that they had been so pooped from teaching that the first month after school ended they didn’t take a break, but didn’t get anything done either …” (more)

[Bill Tierney, 21st Century Scholar, 6 June]

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