Are you an academic feeling stressed out because of the increasing demands placed upon you to work harder and produce more?
If so, you are not alone. The intense pressure of graduate and postdoctoral study and early career academia leading to mental health problems is now well known.
Publish or perish!
Have you had the excruciating experience of sitting in front of the computer and staring at the monitor, hoping that words would start appearing, magically forming sentences and paragraphs?
Have you ever given up after starting a manuscript, resigning yourself to the idea that you just don't have enough time to complete it now, but you will come back to it later, which never happens?
Having played the role of a student, postdoc, researcher, research faculty member, author, reviewer, and editor, Kasthurirangan "Rangan" Gopalakrishnan, PhD, fully understands and empathizes with the struggles and pleasures of academic work. In this book, his goal is to assist you to do what you are already doing more effectively and efficiently with minimal stress and possibly to identify and eliminate those activities and habits that interfere with your academic writing productivity.
You are invited to learn and explore how to:
©2015 Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan (P)2015 Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan
Gopalakrishnan isn't saying anything brand new or groundbreaking, and chances are you've heard most of the advice before, but there are a lot of resources here, collated succinctly. It's sometimes nice to hear the words "you're not perfect, but here's how to do your best", even when you're supposedly among the most highly educated people in the world.
It is very short. I felt I wasted my credit. There is nothing new about the ideas in this short audiobook, you can find them in most books on Time management & productivity. The main massage write everyday. However, it was good to listen to a massage from academics to academics.
"not original but good summary of effective ways"
Much of it already heard before...but nice compilation of best practices. good reminder to stay focused and keep writing a top priority.
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