Do any of these complaints sound familiar?
(Use the comment area to add your own!)
I can’t remember where I wanted to go with this article!
My literature is out of date! I don’t have library access so I can’t get new articles!
I’ve changed my career goals, and now I don’t want to work on a journal article!
It will take too much time to complete this project!
Academic writing includes more moving parts than other types, meaning we have more excuses for setting aside an unfinished piece of work.
There are so many elements– literature, research methods and approaches, theories, findings, interpretations– and if one or more is outdated or otherwise problematic we can throw up our hands at the prospect of moving it forward.
If you are overwhelmed at the prospect, or just need some community inspiration, log in for this near-scynchronous, all-day Twitter Chat. I am the guest moderator for this discussion.
Any time on Friday, June 8, log into Twitter and look for the hashtag #HEdigID. You’ll see questions and prompts, as well as links to helpful resources. All are welcome, whether you are in higher ed, or a related field.