Graduate school is an academic, professional and personal learning experience. It is an arduous journey that often takes numerous failures and mistakes to reach our destination. This post finishes our Gradhacker week of reflection in which Katy and I looked back at our old posts and Natascha described […]
Announcing our first theme week of the semester, “If I had only known…” This week, Katy, Natascha, and Andrea share their reflections and advice on surviving graduate school. Below, our readers offer their best tips to get you through the year (or five)! To share yours, tweet using #gh_tips.
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena
Honestly, I have a hard time understanding why barely anyone in higher ed ever talks openly about how intrinsic self-knowledge and self-awareness are to success, in grad […]
Graduate school is an academic, professional, and personal learning experience. It is an arduous journey that often takes numerous failures and mistakes to reach our destination. This week, Andrea and I will be reflecting on the first posts we wrote as part of GradHacker and what we have learned since then, and Natascha […]
I’ve always had a problem with lab notebooks. Something about cutting and pasting the results of cutting edge research into a paper-lined notebook […]
Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and a permanent author for GradHacker. You can follow her on twitter at @KtlnG.
As a lab citizen, you may be responsible for supervising undergraduate senior/honors thesis projects. With all of […]
If you’re new to the scholarly digital environment, including the digital humanities or if you’re just […]
Many early graduate student instructors have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for a large, lecture-based course. These assignments come in all different shapes and […]
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington. You can find her on Twitter at @krh121910.
Ever feel like writing is a hopeless battle? I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter series this summer as a break from dissertation research, and while […]
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. Her research focuses on secondary teachers’ digital practices and social networks. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
Maybe you’ve heard that old adage, “you are what […]
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