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NaNoWriMo and Academic Writing

5th November 2021

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, started in 1999 as a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days in November.

They As a Singular Pronoun

13th October 2020

Growing up, many of us were often chastised or corrected for using the word “they” as a singular pronoun.

Benefits of Joining a Virtual Writing Group

18th August 2020

Writing groups have always been helpful, and, especially in graduate school, they’re often done in-person.

Thoughtful Thursday: Books About Science that Everyone Should Read

3rd January 2019

It’s the tail end of winter break for many of you, and hopefully you've been able to take at least some time off from writing and research and enjoy some free time, get some sleep, get outside and play in the snow, or do some “pleasure reading.

The Benefits of Journaling in Graduate School

26th December 2018

When was the last time you journaled? For many of us, it was as angsty teens, or kids who kept a diary.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Getting out of ABD Status

18th December 2018

You’ve probably seen people sign their emails “So-and-so, PhD, ABD.” Don’t do that. You are either a PhD candidate or a PhD, not a “PhD ABD.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Helpful Writing Software

27th November 2018

We know that the best advice to get started with writing is just to write. But there are definitely tools that help make the process less arduous (see our favorite books about writing here).

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