In this book, his goal is to assist you to 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 ...
Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: Transdependenz LLC
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, post-doctoral 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 to the idea that you just don’t have enough time to complete it now, but that you will come back to it later which never happened? Having played the role of a student, post-doc, researcher, research faculty member, author, reviewer, and editor, Kasthurirangan "Rangan" Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., fully understands and empathizes with the struggles and pleasures of academic work. In this book, his goal is to assist you to 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: Overcome your limiting beliefs and dismantle common myths about writing that can interfere with your productivity Set SMART goals Develop a weekly plan and daily To-Do lists that puts writing as one of the topmost priorities Use freewriting technique to write a lot and produce the messy first draft Use writing to stimulate your critical thinking Set a timer while you write and monitor your daily output to improve your productivity Use an accountability mechanism suited for you to overcome feelings of isolation, exchange and learn new ideas, socialize and connect with other writers