Helpful resources for veterinarians researching for the Master of Veterinary Medicine degree at Massey University, New Zealand. Collated by Liz Norman, Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme.
``. . . anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment." -- Robert Benchley, in Chips off the Old Benchley, 1949
Liz Norman's insight:
You will really enjoy this essay on structured procrastination. In it, John Perry provides an amusing explanation of a different way to look at the problem of getting things done. He has coined the term "structured procrastination" to describe the art of making procrastination work for you. It "converts procrastinators into effective human beings, respected and admired for all that they can accomplish and the good use they make of time". After reading this I realised that structured procrastination is the only way housework gets done in my house. What are your tips for using structured procrastination to get things done?
Ask any writer how to write, and they will tell you, logically enough: Write. Write every day. Write at the same time. Write for hours. Write for 20 minutes. Just show up and write. You’ve heard this advice before and you haven’t taken it yet.
Liz Norman's insight:
Getting into a regular writing routine is the key to getting your dissertation finished
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