When we go into academia, either as a student or instructor, we're often not taught how to create efficient processes and systems in our workflow. Whether it be in our research or courses, we waste a lot of time trying to figure out how to be more efficient.

The Efficient Academic will help you save time so you can spend it doing the things you love, whether it be in your professional or personal life.

Your Efficiency Guide

Dana Linnell Wanzer, PhD

Dana is an efficiency nerd, constantly striving to improve her personal and professional systems so she has time to do what she loves, including reading, writing, playing with her dogs and cats, and watching TV and movies with her family and friends.

Course: Learn Zotero

Why should you learn a reference management software?

If you are writing anything that involves references or in-text citations, then you need a reference manager.

I recommend Zotero because it's free, run by a non-profit, and open source.

It's one of my favorite efficiency hacks because once you learn Zotero you're going to save a ton of time creating any resource that requires references or in-text citations.

Thesis? No problem. 100+ page dissertation? EASY. No more spending time at the end of writing to build your reference list or check your in-text citations are in your citation style. It's all done automagically!

1-on-1 Coaching

Why should you scheduling a coaching session?

Chances are you have at least one area in your worklife that could be more efficient. Think to yourself how much time you spend (and maybe feel like you are wasting) managing your tasks or emails.

I've worked with countless individuals to help them find ways to be more efficient in their work. This individualized coaching means that we find systems that work for you.