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Boice, Robert; Kelly, Kelly A. – Written Communication, 1987
A survey of faculty at doctoral level universities and at traditionally women's colleges found (1) women and men had the same rate of publication and spent equivalent time writing; (2) women's college faculty devoted half as much time to writing, devoted about twice as much time teaching, and published articles at half the rate of their university…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Publishing, Publish or Perish Issue
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Boice, Robert – Written Communication, 1985
Analyzes more than 5,000 examples of "self-talk" gathered from blockers and nonblockers during the initiation and completion of writing sessions to reveal seven cognitive components of blocking: work apprehension, procrastination, dysphoria, impatience, perfectionism, evaluation anxiety, and rules. Indicates that blockers are more likely…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Self Concept
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Boice, Robert; Meyers, Patricia E. – Written Communication, 1986
Reviews automaticity, effortless writing that enjoys freedom from excessive conscious interference, in terms of its origins in automatic writing and growth into contemporary techniques. Characterizes automaticity as a (1) form of dissociation from consciousness; (2) succor to spontaneity and creativity; and (3) key to understanding why some…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Creative Writing, Discovery Processes