Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The headline is a bit silly. But the subject of whether we should write daily resonates with me because that's what I tell people I do. Writing this newsletter every day is core to my professional development. The story covers the preliminary results of a our survey (that's still open) of academics on the subject. "First off," writes Chris Smith, "the study indicates that daily writing – if you can do it – does work." But not for everyone, which of course could have been predicted. "When you see daily writing as the Holy Grail of academic writing practice, it’s understandable that failing can cause negative emotions, stress and low productivity as procrastination takes hold." The most important question for any activity, in my view, is, "Does it work for you?"

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