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What the hell have I been doing this (academic) year?

  • Manuscripts accepted: 2
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  • Revise and resubmits to do: 3
  • Working papers: 3
  • New projects: 2
  • Conference presentations: 2
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  • Referee reports completed: 17
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  • Angry students: ?

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Monday, February 27, 2006


I am always impressed with how powerful incentives are for most students. And the benefits of being clear about what you expect of them. If you are clear, then most will deliver; or at least do their best given their constraints.

I am also reminded how important it is not to take anything too personally. Students are busy, and will not do something unless they can clearly see the benefits. If they push, I need to push back and be firm.

Of course, most is not the same as all.

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