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How to (Try to) Get a Lot Done in the Sciences

DSC02200In a previous post, I described how reading How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing proved to be beneficial to me, a fairly skeptical scientist, in increasing my writing productivity. (A brief summary of my post: the book recommends scheduling writing time and participating in a writing group. Do it. It works.)

I also alluded to the fact that reading the book has boosted my productivity in other ways, which I’ll now describe in this post. But first, a disclaimer. I’m…

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A Political Scientist Walks into a DH Gathering…

DescriptionThere’s already been a lot written here at ProfHacker about the recent THATCampLAC held at St. Norbert College. Ryan’s covered organizing the event, Celeste Marshall Kahn has described her experience attending as a student, and Heather’s given us a non-humanist’s view of the event.

I attended as a someone who sometimes feels like she’s neither fish nor fowl, as I noted in my session proposal; though I’m in a social science discipline, I’m in a subfield of that discipline that’s closer to the hum…

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Non-Humanist Report from THATCamp

Like three other Profs. Hacker, I recently attended THATCamp Liberal Arts Colleges (LAC). Unlike the three, I’m not in the humanities. Yet, I found the experience to be enriching and inspiring.

Why did I go? You can read more about that at my blog. I don’t think my attendance was too far-fetched, given my background (I double-majored in both physics and performing and visual arts, concentration in music, specializing in piano [whew, that always is long to get out, but it’s not accurate to say th…