Easy Steps to Getting Your Academic Life Under Control

Busy Professor Book CoverSTEPS

  1. Rule your e-mail
  2. Make To-Do lists that really matter
  3. Create a highly-structured syllabus
  4. Don’t break your writing appointments
  5. Automate everything (grading, investing, bills, social media, exercise)
  6. Put 20-seconds between you and your vice
  7. Pre-write letters, committee tasks, and grading comments
  8. Every talk or poster becomes a paper
  9. Use Smart Phone Apps to Build Your CV (Lift, HassleBot, Evernote)
  10. Get a non-work life if you want to be more productive at work