This is a guest post by Rachel Herrmann, a PhD Candidate in history at the University of Texas at Austin. Her twitter is @Raherrmann.
In my second year of graduate school, a professor assigned a section of historian Forrest McDonald’s memoir Recovering the Past, in which McDonald describes traveling around the country and sometimes sleeping in […]
Today is Halloween, of course, so I thought it necessary to explore the deepest darkest of our fears: the fears about grad school that haunt our dreams, wake us up at 3 in the morning, and generally fill us with the dread of impending doom. I’ve taken a very unscientific poll of fellow grad students, […]
One of the most common advices on giving any sort of a presentation – from job talk to conference paper to course lectures – is to practice them before an audience. An audience forces you to pace your presentation in a way that is more realistic than one might do when just lecturing to […]
I remember quite vividly being told in second grade that I was doing poorly in art. Not because I wasn’t paying attention or wasn’t completing assignments, but because I had been the only student who opted to paint a smile on the pigs we were making. I was thoroughly chastised for this, because “pigs don’t […]
This post walks a fine line, somewhere between spiritual advice and bad decision-making. It just depends on your point of view. I want to share this philosophy to my fellow grad students, especially the newer ones. The topic: Grad School guilt. Disclaimer: This is all based on my own experiences, and although I am sure […]
This past weekend I had the opportunity to join educators from around the world to talk about the future of teaching and learning. As part of my work with Michigan State University’s Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities (where I am a graduate assistant specializing in media and technology), […]
Tomorrow is the National Day on Writing. Every year, teachers, students, and writers come together to celebrate writing on October 20th. The National Day on Writing was established through an act of Congress in 2009 in order to bring awareness to writing in our everyday lives. According the National Council of […]
Actually, I don’t really know. I mean, it can’t be an all-inclusive list — particularly because my experiences aren’t your experiences and my relationship isn’t your relationship. However, I’ve been through the ringer as a grad student spouse (and a grad student). My roles have changed over the past 4 years, so I’ve […]
This post is written by Hack Library School writers and is part of our crossover week, check out GradHacker’s advice about advisor/advisee relations on their blog here: Hack Library School.
One of the most fun and exciting aspects of grad school is taking advantage of the opportunities to get experience in your […]
This post is written by Hack Library School writers and is part of our crossover week, check out GradHacker’s advice about advisor/advisee relations on their blog here:Hack Library School.
Technology permeates many aspects of life these days, including the way we live and work as students. Not only do tech tools offer convenience, […]
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