Writing and Research Tips
Back-to-School Necessities for the Graduate Student
20th August 2019Summer is winding down and going back to school is on the horizon. If you have children, you’ve likely gotten their class lists and are stocking up on supplies – but what about you? Yes, you! Just because you're a graduate student, it doesn't mean you don't need any school supplies.
Making the Most out of Summer During Graduate School
18th July 2019Summer is here and your instinct might be to kick back and relax and do as little work as possible on your thesis or dissertation – after all, you want to actually enjoy your summer, right? Well…yes and no.
April is Stress Awareness Month!
22nd April 2019Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is meant to increase general awareness about the causes and effects of stress, and how to manage stress in your everyday life.
National Grammar Day
4th March 2019Did you know that today is the only day of the year that is also a complete sentence? March Fo(u)rth! It’s only fitting, then, that today is also National Grammar Day.
How to Utilize National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Even for Your Dissertation!
1st November 2018It’s November, and it’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Although it was developed for people writing novels, many people use it to write nonfiction.
Scholarly Writing Tips: Writing a Grant Proposal
9th October 2018Depending on your research and your research needs, sometimes you need additional funding through grants.
Dissertation Writing Tips: Tightening up Your Academic Writing
31st July 2018When editors write things like “tighten this up!” or talk about “tightening up” during a consultation, they’re not referring to physical fitness! Tightening up a piece of writing, whether it’s academic or creative, means cutting the excess, streamlining the ideas, and getting to the point.
How to Write a Resume or CV
22nd May 2018Applying for a new job can be stressful, and often, the key to getting your foot in the door for a second look or an interview is a well-organized, thoughtful resume or CV.
Conferences, Part 1: Presenting Your Dissertation Research at a Graduate Conference
28th February 2018When you're writing your dissertation, it's often the only thing on which you have time to focus. Attending academic conferences and presenting papers or posters may seem like nothing more than a distraction from your dissertation writing, editing, and formatting.