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8 Writing Productivity Methods To Try Out

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There are a lot of productivity methods and techniques out there. The key is to experiment. You should figure out not only what works for you, but what works for your specific writing goal. In this post, I suggest 8 writing productivity methods to try out. 
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5 Tips for Writing Productivity When Travelling

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Whether you are travelling for leisure, visiting family, or as part of your job, writing during this time can be challenging. Even if you would prefer not to write on your trip, certain situations might deem it necessary. This post offers my 5 tips for writing productivity when travelling.
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Words, Pages, or Hours? How to Measure Writing Productivity

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When most people set daily writing goals, they typically aim to measure their progress through words, pages, or hours. Selecting which measure to use is not always clear. This post offers considerations and insights for selecting among words, pages, or hours to measure writing productivity.
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6 Resources for Improving Grammar

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In 10th grade, my English teacher went rogue and decided to deviate from the curriculum and teach us grammar for two weeks. That pretty much sums up my direct grammar training prior to university. When I started my doctoral studies, I felt that I was a decent writer, but I lacked confidence when it came to understanding grammar. In this post, I will walk you through my top 6 resources for...

A Method for Dealing with Chaotic Writing Drafts

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Sometimes blank pages are daunting. In other instances, pages filled with chaotic notes, thoughts, and semi-formed paragraphs can be just as overwhelming. I want to share a method that I used when my dissertation chapters started to fill up as I got deeper into writing. It’s fairly simple, but it was really effective and helped me to continue writing at a steady pace. This post will explain...

5 Useful Shortcuts When Reading Adobe PDFs

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Anytime I am writing an academic piece, I feel like I have at least 20 PDFs open. Sometimes these PDFs can be quite long. If you want to navigate PDFs more efficiently, this short post offers 5 useful shortcuts when reading Adobe PDFs.
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My Top 3 Dissertation Management Tools

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I experimented with various productivity and management tools when I wrote my dissertation. There were 3 tools that were always in my arsenal. This post details my top 3 dissertation management tools and how I used them.
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A Method for Completing Challenging Tasks

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When I was writing my dissertation, I got stuck on certain chapters and sections. This threw off all my well-intentioned writing plans. The reason I was stuck is the part of the reason many people struggle to complete challenging tasks on their to-do lists. In this post, I will walk you through a method for tackling those tasks along with my experiences.
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Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.

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