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Thursday, February 23, 2017

"That time in the semester"

A student at my workshop on productivity this afternoon asked about what you do about "that time in the semester."  You know, when there is more grading to be done, or extra meetings, etc...

It is about finding 5 hours among the 168 in a week to write. The fallacy here is that some people can't seem to find those 5 hours even when they are on sabbatical or otherwise with fewer duties.  When you are bit busier it is actually easier to locate those 5 hours somewhere. To expect all weeks to be equally free of extra responsibilities is a bit silly.

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