Productivity

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Start the semester at Inbox Zero

Professors joke about drowning in email, but it's a problem that hampers our professional work. Here's how to get to Inbox Zero and stay there. »

Fixed schedule productivity in academics

Tired of working nights and weekends as a faculty member? The concept of fixed-schedule productivity might help. »

Grading with GTD

How can we get academic grading under control so it doesnt take over our lives? The core habits of Getting Things Done can help. »

Using Google Drive, Mendeley, Evernote, and Trello to manage a remote collaborative research project

In working on a major literature review project for my sabbatical with a remote collaborator, I rigged several useful online resources together to provide a usable framework to get the work done. »

Dealing with academic email

Either we profs are in charge of our email, or it's in charge of us. »