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For me, it’s very hard to think on command. I think a lot, and deeply. But the command will often shut it all down. And I can check tasks off under the stress of a deadline, but that’s not how I do good deep thinking. I keep all this in mind when I see my students struggle with assignments.

@actualham Yes! In grad school I've been subjected to a few exercises like "Take five minutes to write a problem statement" that then get subjected to peer review and... it just makes me feel bad/frustrated because that's not a good reflection of either my thought about the problem, nor my writing.

Now to get back to the deep thought necessary to write this research proposal (exercise) that's due in 23 hours...

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