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Hybrid Pedagogy’s Jesse Stommel and our very own Charlotte Frost rethink academic life and writing productivity in this on-going series of hints, tips and hacks.
FOCUS. Disconnect from the internet for a while (or at the very least from social networking sites and email) and just write. My-oh-my this is so much easier said than done! But have you ever noticed how much more play time there is for Angry Birds if you get your work done first? If you can’t go cold turkey, then try logging off for half an hour at a time or if you need a bit of bullying, try loading an application that blocks the internet during working hours. Have you got those square eyes your mother always warned you about? Maybe you need some of what this tip has to offer?