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Why take this course?
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!
It is well known that writing productivity is a key factor for success in academia.
Yet, there is lack of support and structured guidance available to many academics seeking to achieve sustained and steady levels of writing productivity.
Based on a synthesis of research on faculty development as well as business and time management strategies, this course addresses the key writing challenges and various kinds of resistances experienced by academics wanting to be successful with their scholarly output, and presents proven strategies to overcome them.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Welcome, let us get started right away!Preview
Why do you want to be a productive academic writer?Preview
The productive writer blueprint: keys to success
Take Action: Application Exercise 1
|Section 2: Identify your writing challenges|
Identify your biggest challenges and resistances to writing
Traits of productive academic writers: busting common writing myths
Take Action: Application Exercise 2
|Section 3: Overcome your limiting beleifs|
Perefectionism out: secret sauce of productive writing
Realism in: some simple tips to do away with perfectionism
Quiet, please: silence your inner critic
Take Action: Application Exercise 3
|Section 4: Plan your writing and prevent frustration|
Set S.M.A.R.T. writing goals
Create your daily To-Do lists
Take Action: Application Exercise 4
|Section 5: Harness the power of good writing habits|
When to write?
Time your writing: The Pomodoro Technique
Be accountable: how to make writing a social activity?
Take Action: Application Exercise 5
|Section 6: Eliminate distractions|
How to avoid online distractions?
Get internal focus and calmnessPreview
Take Action: Application Exercise 6
|Section 7: What have you learnt?|
What have you learnt?
|Section 8: BONUS|
Downloadable PDF: 7 Anti-Procrastination Strategies for Academic Writers
Downloadable PDF: How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Writing Goals?
Downloadable PDF: The Art of Balancing Coursework and Research
The Productive Academic - we provide the tools and techniques to help you achieve academic learning, writing, research, and teaching productivity - whether you are a student, researcher, or junior faculty member.
Our approach to peace-and-productivity includes practical tips and proven strategies to overcome perfectionism, procrastination, and other self-limiting beliefs that hamper academic productivity.
Here is what students, professors, entrepreneurs, and professional book reviewers are saying about our recent books, The Productive Academic Writer and Efficient Book Writing (by Dr. K. Gopalakrishnan):
"A quick read, and highly recommended for all academic and other writers!"
"If you have had the intention to write something, but you have not been able to achieve your goal, The Productive Academic Writer will explain why you haven´t and what you can do to make your intentions a reality."
"This is a must read for any aspiring writer"