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Thoughts on Procrastination

Note: the first or second week in March is national procrastination week (depending on when you get to the celebration, and someone pointed out that this celebration seems to be observed later every year). On the one hand procrastination is bad.  We who have this...

Record Audio Study Notes

Everyone knows someone can see a movie or listen to an album once  and then recite the dialogue or lyrics from memory. Auditory or Aural learners prefer to learn information by listening, rather than reading. One helpful way to study is to consolidate and summarize...

What Do You Expect from Your Profession

I want to finish this series on expectations by talking about your future professional career.  Just as your expectations for your education and instructors impact your level of academic motivation and satisfaction, your expectations for your profession are important...

Mastery: Telling the Story

Part of mastery is telling the story. The author of this quote worked for many years in the neonatal unit of a major hospital in the Chicago area.  As she observed, many families lovingly recite the details of the births of their children.  There almost gets to be a...

Embrace Nerding Out

Nerding Out When you know a lot of information about something unusual, usually nerdy, and express it with great enthusiasm. Urban Dictionary I have a life-long habit of nerding out. Over the years the subjects have ranged from the films of Clark Gable, to the...