Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath.
I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get […]
Laura B. McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Michigan State University. Follow her on twitter @lbmcgrath
A few weeks ago, I asked complete strangers to write on me with markers. I had no idea what they would write, or if they would write anything at all. But write on me […]
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University. You can find her on Twitter @LBMcGrath.
This week marked (what I hope will be) a turn toward spring in West Michigan. I can leave my parka at home, I can see some grass peeking up timidly from the […]
Laura B. McGrath is a PhD student in English at Michigan State University. She tweets at @LbMcGrath
I’m in the middle of comprehensive exam preparation, a process familiar to many graduate students. Day after day, I read in preparation for my exams. It’s been a months-long process, with an end only distantly in […]
Happy New Year, GradHackers!
It’s my first day back at my writing desk since my Holiday Hiatus, and I’m thinking a lot about what I want from 2014: what I […]
When people ask me what I actually do all day, I tell them: I sit and read. I also sit and write, and I also sit-while-driving. The demands of my scholarship require […]
Many of us regularly refer students to different university services. Without batting an eye, I’ve encouraged students to visit the […]
If you had told me three years ago that I would be a proponent of collaboration in the humanities, I would have laughed at you. Three years ago, I […]
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 […]
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