How to Overcome the Perfectionism, Procrastination and Fatigue

That Get in the Way of Your Writing

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How do you overcome perfectionism, procrastination, and fatigue? Or more concerning, What do you do when you face writing anxiety that goes beyond “normal”? Based on personal experience, studies of post-traumatic stress recovery, and the work of University of Houston professor Brené Brown, this webinar will walk you through the issues underlying these common challenges. Learn practical how-to’s to overcome stressful or traumatic writing/feedback experiences to develop writing resilience and perseverance to achieve your potential.

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We invite you to take advantage of our Institutional Membership and join TAA today. TAA provides you with the key resources you need to succeed as an academic author on topics such as:

  • How to get your writing done efficiently and well
  • How to organize your writing process for maximum productivity and success
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  • What you need in your contract and what to watch out for

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En-light(e)ning Talks 

Longwood Faculty Would like to Teach You Something.  Quickly.

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we teach to enlighten

October 3 &  4, 2016

Lancaster Lawn

Fourteen Longwood University faculty members participated in a series of short, informative, and fascinating lessons in anticipation of the 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate hosted by Longwood University.  Each 10-minute talk was followed by an interactive question and answer session.

If you missed the live event, here is your chance to learn from your colleagues.  SCROLL DOWN and CLICK on the Talk title to access the video.


Speaker Enlight(e)ning Talk
Alec Hosterman, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


“Lying Unplugged”


David Lehr, Professor of Economics


“‘Economists Agree. . . .’  Do They?”


Lissa Power deFur, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders


“The Ethical Consequences of Willful Blindness”


Charles Repp, Visiting Professor of Philosophy


“The Meta-Ethics of Political Debate”


Kristopher Paal, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


“We can Agree to Disagree”
Brett Martz, Assistant Professor of German “Robert Musil’s Über die Dummheit [On Stupidity]”
Barbara Newton, Assistant Professor of History “Charlotte County and the Great Debate of 1799”


Sean Ruday, Assistant Professor of English Education


“‘Mistakes Were Made’: The Passive Voice in Public Discourse”


Sarai Blincoe, Assistant Professor of Psychology  “Perceived Trustworthiness: A Key to the Presidency”



Rhonda Brock-Servais, Professor of English


“Raising Kids Right, or Left: Political Children’s Books”


Kevin Doyle, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


“Addiction and Public Policy”
Jeff Halliday, Associate Professor of Communication Studies “Finding Value in the Volume”
Charles White, Associate Professor of Management “Competing Values and Political Leadership”


David Magill, Associate Professor of English


“The Real Consequences of Imaginary Presidents”


Visit our new blogsite, Curriculum Design and Presidential Elections, for teaching resources focusing on incorporating presidential election and debates into your curriculum.