This GradHacker post is a Guest Post by Fayana Richards. Fayana is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Find her on Twitter @FayanaR
It was the summer before my first year of graduate school and I was in search of the perfect work area. After searching online for […]
When other educators ask me about my journey to becoming an educator who readily uses digital tools in my classroom, I always point to the work of the National Writing Project (NWP). The NWP is a national network of over 200 writing project sites. Each site is affiliated with an institution […]
For many grad students, going to school means being away from family and friends. Starting up my PhD meant another move to a new city and having to start all over… again. Two years ago, I left the USA to do my masters at University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While I was there, I […]
One of the most important skills to develop in graduate school is the ability to write clear prose. As teachers and scholars, we are expected to communicate complex ideas in simpler terms. This can be especially difficult when you still are struggling to develop clear thoughts on a topic, let alone cogent writing. I […]
Publication is a difficult beast. It’s a daunting and often confusing process. And yet in the land of academia publication is the inevitable dragon to be slain. I understand. Before coming to my current program in rhetoric and writing, I completed two (!) graduate programs in creative writing. Immediately upon entering my MA program […]
Well my name isn’t Homer, but I just got back into town from spending the weekend with friends and my family at a lake house. As graduate students, we can get a little wrapped up in FINISHING (I can’t imagine) and forget to enjoy the process. I’m guilty, for sure, especially since my partner is […]
This is a guest post by Ruth Fillery-Travis. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.
Ruth blogs on archaeological issues and her current work at Finds and Features, and can be found on twitter @RuthFT
Teaching for the first time can be extremely nerve-racking. It can also be […]
Google+, Google’s newest stab at the social networking world, launched a few weeks ago as an invite-only beta on June 28, 2011. I was invited in on June 29th, which marks a milestone for me in that I don’t think I’ve been in a network so early in its infancy. With […]
Graduate students’ lives are often exceedingly busy, leaving them little time to eat properly or exercise or generally take care of themselves. This is not a post about eating healthy, necessarily, but it is definitely a […]
Graduate students are often swamped trying to juggle school, research, family, and some semblance of a social life. Needless to say, life can get a little hectic–and a little boring. For me, I find that I’m out of the loop when it comes to the new and hip things going on around the city […]
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