Category Archives: time

academic travel story – on getting un-jammed

I’ve just been on a week’s leave in the south of France. Well yes, poor me eh. Anyway before we get into a discussion of whether this was a good or bad time to go or be away, Ill just … Continue reading

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making time to not think

Much advice on academic writing suggests the importance of routines – daily writing, finding a good place to work, working for a set period each day. The point of routines is to create a sense of writing as habituated, as … Continue reading

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who enjoys academic work? (sshh, I do)

I found myself this week wondering if it is acceptable to come clean about what’s good about being in higher education. And just as I was thinking this three other things happened. The first was that I hung around #ecrchat, … Continue reading

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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

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finding the time to blog

How do you get time to blog and tweet? This is a question I get asked a lot, as I’m sure other academic bloggers do too. The question is often accompanied by some kind of unspoken criticism. It’s as if … Continue reading

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picking up the pieces (of writing)

Most of us find that we don’t have the time to complete a piece of writing in one sitting. In fact a blog is probably about the only thing that you can finish in only one go. Retracing thinking steps … Continue reading

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some musings on the time-limited PhD

We have so many time-related expressions – we spend time, we take time, we do things just in time, we write something that is timely, we are out of time, time flies, we are racing against the clock… I recently … Continue reading

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time – can you ever really manage it?

A little while back, patter and thesis whisperer, inger mewburn, co-wrote a post on writing which we wanted to ‘simulcast’ on each of our blogs. Writing this first post was surprisingly easy given all the technology at our disposal. We … Continue reading

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finding the right writing time/place

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it, the rest of me is on the draining board. This is how Dodie Smith began I capture the castle, a journal-style novel about a teenager … Continue reading

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