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Category Archives: productivity

  1. On calendars, synchronization and collaborative work in academia: Aligning Priorities and Availabilities across multiple people September 25, 2022

    Posted in academia, planning, productivity.

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  2. Analog note-taking when highlighting is not possible (e.g. books) November 28, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity, writing.

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  3. Project management for academics III: Juggling multiple writing/research projects September 13, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, planning, productivity, research.

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  4. Organizing work/school-related digital files July 5, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, productivity, writing.

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  5. On the importance of routine in academic writing June 7, 2020

    Posted in academia, organization, productivity, writing.

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  6. A typology of academic (daily) work: “runway work”, “grunt work” and “writing/research” work May 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity, writing.

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  7. Time spent “on the runway” is time well spent May 2, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  8. What are the differences between a Research Trajectory, a Research Programme and a Research Pipeline? April 17, 2020

    Posted in academia, planning, productivity, research.

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  9. On the importance of good record-keeping, considering notes as records, and the searchability function in note-taking February 2, 2020

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  10. Project management for academics I: Managing a research pipeline December 19, 2019

    Posted in academia, planning, productivity, research.

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  11. Prioritizing work and the TOMs/TOTOs hierarchy December 1, 2019

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  12. A modest proposal for desk organization September 2, 2019

    Posted in academia, organization, productivity.

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  13. Building redundancies in personal organization and productivity systems: why it works for me December 8, 2018

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  14. Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life (my reading notes) May 5, 2018

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  15. The “Accomplish Two Things Before Anything Else” approach: Dealing with academic life under pressure April 16, 2018

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  16. 125-250 words, 15 minutes: Setting small writing goals to build an academic writing practice April 13, 2018

    Posted in academia, productivity, research, writing.

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  17. Move Every Paper Forward Every Day (MEPFED) vs Work on One Project Each Day (WOPED) February 4, 2017

    Posted in academia, productivity, research.

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  18. Different reading strategies II: Engaging at the meso-level January 31, 2017

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  19. Reverse-planning (backcasting) a paper (or a research project) December 31, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity, research, research methods, writing.

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  20. My yearly planning process through the Everything Notebook December 28, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  21. Simplifying your document processing: The Four Trays Method December 26, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  22. Project Planning Protocol – From idea to paper in one swift sequence November 16, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  23. On doing the grunt work in academia November 6, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity, research, writing.

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  24. A few warm-up strategies to start your workday October 14, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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  25. Strategies to sustain your research during heavy-teaching semesters October 9, 2016

    Posted in academia, productivity.

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