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This weeks links of fun (okay not so much fun but useful at least).

Having trouble writing that dissertation? (No this is not self-referential I am nearly done.) Need help with procrastination? Check out 5 ways to break procrastination. As for me I am a fan of #4, “Advertise and Share the Pain.” Works for running marathons, works for writing. Tell everyone you are going to do something—brag about it. You’ll do it, just to save yourself having to tell others you failed.

Dr. Crazy has a post reflecting on Teaching Students to Close Read. Whenever I teach contemporary texts, particularly visual ones such as film or digital games, I find this is a challenge. Jill/txt follows up.