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Thursday, June 12, 2008
I am writing a paper for work right now that is a glorified lit review. I hate lit reviews. They are incredibly time consuming and have always inspired a degree of paranoia in me. I can't stop looking for more sources out of fear that I'm missing something. I never want a reader to rub his beard and raise his brow and ask "Hrm, well why didn't he cite that wonderful article by Dr. Fill-in-the-Blank and Dr. Whatshisname, 2004?" So I keep looking, and keep reading, and the stupid lit review just gets longer and longer, until the stacks of xeroxed articles and books take over my desk and I have to work in another room. And when under pressure of a deadline I finally do stop, I'm faced with a godawful mess to sort through and no time to do it in.

I thought I was through with academia. I really, really did. Stupid me.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 3:53 PM
  • They do lit reviews outside of academia? Huh.

    Have fun photocopying!

    By Blogger Sisyphus, at 6:59 PM  
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