Thursday, June 12, 2008I 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