Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Touching books with your hands

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Reading Time: 2 minutes A few years ago, I argued with a friend that digital books would replace paper books. I was wrong.

Learning to Learn: the need for a new discipline

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Reading Time: 1 minute Universities should have a first-year discipline to teach students on learning to learn. I wonder why we haven’t such class.

Breaking the chain

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Reading Time: 1 minute Distraction breaks the chain of thoughts when you’re committed and focus on something. This is yesterday’s today.

How can you make others believe what you say

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Reading Time: 1 minute Inspire them.

On relaxing

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Reading Time: 1 minute Arriving home from, what is the most thing you like to do? Relax.

Willpower

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Reading Time: 1 minute While we may think it takes willpower to learn new things, regardless of our age, our beliefs may have a more significant effect than our wit.

Nothingness

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Reading Time: 1 minute What is it? A disturbing feeling? The absence of meaning? Or something else entirely?

The Power of Presence

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Reading Time: 1 minute People think being online empowers them with presence. But is this presence real?

Searching for the meaning of Education

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Reading Time: 1 minute I fear we might be misled to think about education as the same as instruction when it means a lot more.

From persistence to resilience

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Reading Time: 1 minute It is not easy to persist, especially when you realize you invested time in the wrong idea. But if you don’t practice persistence, you may hardly find the way of resilience, one of learning’s most powerful forces.