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Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: January 24, 2020

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A common theme has surfaced throughout this week in various places. Perhaps it's that we're at that point in January where many are giving up on their New Year's resolutions. Perhaps it's because in my academic circles most students are past the point of getting their money back for the semester. Perhaps it's because there are so many reasons to quit and so many opportunities to start something new in the modern world. Whatever the reason, perhaps you've figured out that the theme that has emerged this week is perseverance. Our collection of articles from around the web share this theme as well - whether you are working to finish an article or dissertation, are considering innovative research with inherent risks, or you're battling bureaucratic obstructions in your pursuits. Whatever challenges you are facing this week - never give up - PERSEVERE! Olympic gold medalist, Kerry Walsh, once said, "That wall is your mind playing a trick on you. You just need to say, 'One more step, I can do this; I have more in me.' You will be so proud of yourself once you push yourself past your threshold." Happy writing!

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