Friday, March 7, 2014

A Response to the Realities of Scholarly Writing

SNL Writing News recently featured an essay on the pitfalls of searching for a "scholarly writing utopia." In "Writing 20 Minutes Every. Single. Day." Ryan Cordell likewise abandons the search, but he takes the theme a step further by offering concrete suggestions for maintaining productivity once you've committed to this new way of thinking about writing. Cordell's first step was joining a faculty writing group (something offered by the UCWbL to DePaul instructors), and from that experience he identified several principles that have kept him on track, such as accountability, scheduling, limits, and momentum, all of which he expands on in his essay.

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