The semester’s over. If you’re anything like the academics I coach, you feel like death warmed over. Those last stacks of grading got done on sheer will, determination and fumes. And this is before considering your writing deadlines, committee responsibilities, and other demands. You are suffering from Academic Exhaustion Syndrome. Academic Exhaustion Syndrome (an advanced, more scholarly state of burn out) is a state of emotional, and physical exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, ending with grading, over the course of the semester and academic year. As the stress continues, you begin to lose interest and motivation to work, you have fantasies of standing up and screaming in the middle of a meeting, and you wonder what temporary loss of reality testing made you decide to become an academic. This dreaded Syndrome can: Reduce your productivity and saps your energy Make you irritable and have thoughts of strangling an undergraduate Make you feel like you have nothing more to g
I'm not sure what's worse - the fact that these guys made four and a half minutes of really bad rap about statistics - or that I actually watched the whole thing...ReplyDelete
I know; it's stangely seductive. My excuse is I'm home with the flu and couldn't do anything more demanding.ReplyDelete
"It's like Kool and the Gang"...ReplyDelete
My soul hurts.
I'm causing a lot of unintended pain. It gave me flashbacks to my stats courses in grad school -- 24 years ago and it still hurts to think about.ReplyDelete