Data Use, Technology, and Educational Leadership
I’m one of those people that always feel like time is slipping by too quickly– for example, I’d really hoped to get a lot of writing done this summer. But the month of June was filled with twinges of guilt and panic for not having gotten much written. I’d set myself some personal deadlines for July and am not sure how I’ll meet them. June was one of those months when lots of other “stuff” took priority: dissertation chairing and advising, planning next year’s projects, buying a house, moving, being a dad… I have no idea what July will look like, except that we have a lot of unpacking to do and family coming into town throughout the month.
Thrown into this mix are (a) that feeling that the piece I’m about to write is too big to wrap my head around and (b) the sense that whatever I do happen to write is actually kind of “shitty.” These are related problems. They involve needing clarity about what it is I actually think, intend to say, and have the ability to support in a scholarly way. They also involve needing to relearn the beat of academic journal article writing.
I’ve been trying to address these concerns in a few ways.
OK. So on that last point, this is what happens when I turn my internet back on.
If anyone has other tips on surviving academic writing, I’d love to hear them!