I get a variety of *interesting* responses when someone asks me what I do and I say that I’m a professor of African literature.
One American member of the public said to me,
“You teach African literature? That must be a short course.”
That’s a verbatim quote. #AfLit
Another American member of the public said, “You teach African literature? Do students take that?”
I was about to respond that they do,
when his wife chastised him for being rudely honest—
not for being wrong, but for being rude.
Jun 19, 2019 • 23 tweets • 7 min read
Many academics find sitting down at the computer and starting to write to be the most difficult challenge facing them. One of the reasons for this, as one of my students put it so well, is that “if I never start, then I never fail.” #AcWri#PhD
Another reason academics can't get started writing is getting out of the habit of writing–or never having had a writing habit.
While tough to overcome, this obstacle does have some straightforward solutions.
Here are ten (10) solutions. #acwri#PhD