Academics cut back on academic service to make time for daily writing: Opinion

Women academics need to avoid falling into “the service trap” to ensure they have sufficient time to develop a daily writing habit, writes Nadya Williams. Williams describes how developing a daily writing habit over the pandemic led to much greater productivity and publishing, and writes about how creating a rigid daily schedule with a strict one hour per day writing block led to “a glimpse of joy and sanity each day.” Williams says that women tend to fall into service roles that take time away from writing, and recommends that people in this position leave academic service if it is trapping them. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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