Whether or not you are satisfied with what you accomplished between academic years, it's time for some self-evaluation, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Sometimes you need to look beneath the surface to find out why your work is blocked, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
If your goals aren't clear, your writing will suffer, suggests Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
Last month, I was contacted by a faculty member I had met several years ago at a conference (I’ll call her Claire). Our conversation began like many I’ve had recently, with tears in response to a negative and critical annual review. Claire is a brilliant social scientist, incredibly hard-working, and passionately committed to her scholarship, her institution and her students. While Claire is an award-winning teacher, and far exceeded her college’s service expectations, her publication record was significantly below her department’s standards.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore rejects the idea that shame alone can help you finish projects and explains how different kinds of writing groups may be more effective.