In March I decided that I was going to read more. Despite a heavy workload, I figured there was still time in the day for reading besides journal article after journal article, so I made a goal to read 20 books this year. At the time this seemed impossible, but this week I finished […]
If you’re on the academic job market this fall, chances are you will soon be facing the prospect of a phone interview. In my discipline, rhetoric and composition, phone interviews generally happen after a candidate has applied for a job and responded to a request for more materials from an interested program. The phone interview […]
K.D. Shives is a guest writer for GradHacker who is pursuing a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She can be found blogging about current topics in microbiology at kdshives.com and on twitter at @kdshives.
One of the most important aspects of graduate school is choosing a good mentor. […]
We may not like to admit it, but many of us can describe a time when we’ve made a mistake during the progress of a study. These mistakes can range from mixing up wires or forgetting to turn on an amplifier to forgetting to collect an essential piece of information that either requires additional processing […]
The best thing that ever happened to me was the day the graduate program of my dreams, the one I thought for sure I had the best shot at, the one that represented all of my aspirations, THE PROGRAM, rejected me for admission.
I applied to doctoral programs hoping to matriculate in Fall 2010. But, […]
After taking into account the costs of pursuing a graduate degree, you now move on to one of the most stressful parts of your graduate experience: deciding which program is right for you. As a graduate student in the seventh (and final) year of my doctoral program with a remarkably large group of friends […]
Your Statement of Purpose document can seem hugely intimidating, particularly if you are an undergraduate writing one for the first time. And frankly, it should feel important. This document is the first point of contact between you and the admissions committee, and it remains the only document within your application package where you […]
Myra Ann Houser is a doctoral candidate in African History at Howard University in Washington, DC. She blogs about the dissertation-writing process, current events, life in Washington, DC, and related issues at dumbinthedistrict.com and tweets as @myramt.
In the hubbub of graduate school program searching and applications, there’s one thing that should happen during your (early) […]
The GradHacker team is happy to announce that we are dedicating this week to those who are currently applying to graduate school. As most of us know, applying to graduate school is a scary and taxing experience, and figuring out where to get the answers to even the most basic questions is not always easy. […]
Albert Einstein is said to have explained that he didn’t memorize things that could be easily looked up. “[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books,” he said. “The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind […]
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