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ROW80 – Welcome to Round 2

I completely missed the Monday start of ROW80’s second round of 2015.

So I’d like to start today and jump right in at the Mid-Week Update.

If you don’t know what ROW80 is, let me explain. It stands for “A Round of Words in 80 Days.” It’s 80 consecutive days of writing and other creative things. You can set your own goals that you hope to achieve. The only requirement is that the goals are measurable.

What does that mean? Well, the goal to “read more” in the 80 days is a bit hazy. That can’t be measured accurately. But a goal like “read 3 books” can be measured. The same goes for anything writing related – like “Write at least 50k words” or “Complete Camp NaNoWriMo with at least 25k words” or “Edit one chapter of my manuscript per week.”

Once you’ve set goals, you publish them on your blog. This is essential. Every Wednesday and Sunday, there will be updates in which you review your progress, how it’s going and whatever else you’d like to share. Note that you can always amend your goals if you find it’s all a bit much or not enough. So that we ROWers can find one another, we post links to our blogs to the Linky Tool.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On March 14

Hello my lovelies, glad you can join me for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share.

If we were having coffee today, I’d warn you that this is a very short coffee break. It’s going to be instant coffee, I’m afraid, but I’d also offer a bowl of cereal to those who’d like one.

It’s been a hectic week for me, and it’s not over yet.

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Study Tip: How to pull an effective all-nighter

I feel like this is information EVERY student needs to know because whether you’re in high school, college or grad school, you might have to put in an all-night cramming session now and then.

This should help you get through it.

The original source was lost when I found this, but as it mentions Penn State undergraduates, I’m assuming this originated there.

Pull an all-nighter