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Academic life, Decluttering

Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?

Welcome to the first installment of Ask an Academic, a new series on the blog where I answer reader questions about all things academic. Today's letter comes from a reader in Moncton, a location shockingly nearby to my current hometown of Sackville. Go New Brunswick! Getting organized Dear Leslie, I would love advice on how… Continue reading Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?

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Academic life

Podcasts for academics: my top 5

Podcasts are my go-to entertainment for driving, working out, flying, and long walks. I'll pop one on while I'm cleaning the kitchen or making dinner. Give me some quality Canadian cold case investigations. Teach me Spanish. And let's not forget one of my personal fave genres: the advice podcast. (How I miss you, Dear Sugars).… Continue reading Podcasts for academics: my top 5

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Writing

Writing together: how to make it work

Imagine opening up your paper in progress after three weeks away and finding an extra 500 words, grammar edits, and half the bibliography done. No, it wasn't elves. It was your collaborators, moving the work forward even while you were busy elsewhere. If this sounds like a fantasy, that's because writing together well as academics… Continue reading Writing together: how to make it work