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If I spend an hour reading a book that’ernie ball regular slinky s somewhat related to a course I teach and that I might use one day in a research paper, how am I to apportion that hour on such a form? If I raise my eyes from the page to contemplate the ideas I’ve just read for 2 minutes and 35 seconds, does that time count or not? What if, during the 2 minutes and 35 seconds, my attention wanders to thoughts of my evening meal? Do I subtract that? And how shall I keep track of it all? Do you get a sense of how absurd all of this is?