Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Secret to Hitting Your Writing Goals May Be Simple: Peer Pressure

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 8th, 2015

It’s summertime, when scholars dream of doing all the writing they didn’t find time for during the academic year. But some have found a year-round, low-budget solution to the academic writer’s time crunch: Schedule a meeting.
Although meetings often deserve their reputation as gatherings where productivity goes to die, there’s one that Virginia Matzek, an assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences at Santa Clara University, looks forward to: the get-together of her faculty writing group.
Its name — "Shut Up and Write" — sums up its approach. No idle chatter, no workshopping manuscripts, no wasting time, just a bunch of people from different departments and disciplines who all need to log some writing hours. "You’re going to put your head down and get work done," says Ms. Matzek, who will go up for tenure next year.

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