Just finished

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Look how fast I work

Look how fast I work

So late last night, I finished the first essay of my late-term essay season.

One thing I do while I write, to keep me motivated, is graph my progress.

Whenever I’m taking a pause to think about how I’m going to word something or what I want to write next, I click on the Word Count button, then divide that number by the number of words I want my essay to be, multiply by one hundred, and plot that according to the number of minutes of work it took me to get to that word count.

So along the y-axis is the percent of the word count and along the x-axis is number of minutes.

I started doing this last year, and I now have a lot of graphs of the rate of my schoolwork. After I finish, I like to look at it and see where I was most efficient, and try to figure out what it is that helped me out so much.

In this case, I took a nap around the 1-hour mark, and then there was a short period of low productivity, but after the nap, I worked harder than ever before.

BibTeX

@online{bgcarlisle2009-487,
    title = {Just finished},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2009-12-4,
    url = {https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/12/04/just-finished/}
}

MLA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Just finished" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 04 Dec 2009. Web. 15 Dec 2017. <https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/12/04/just-finished/>

APA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2009, Dec 04). Just finished [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/12/04/just-finished/


Grr …

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I did some research for my final paper in my bioethical theory course recently. I was going to write a paper defending the disaggregation of death. It turns out that Halevy and Brody (1993) already wrote the paper that I meant to, and did a better job than I would have.

I think I was able to salvage it, though. I’m writing a paper that uses the Halevy and Brody as a source, but takes up a different question, namely, When is it appropriate to bring in organ donation policy considerations when justifying a definition of death?

I’m actually feeling happier about this paper topic than the last one, anyway. I have more to say about this topic, and I think my abstract is ready for Wednesday!

BibTeX

@online{bgcarlisle2009-466,
    title = {Grr …},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2009-11-24,
    url = {https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/11/24/grr/}
}

MLA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Grr …" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 24 Nov 2009. Web. 15 Dec 2017. <https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/11/24/grr/>

APA

Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2009, Nov 24). Grr … [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2009/11/24/grr/


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