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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Many of us in the sciences begin graduate school not only with classes, but with extensive lab rotations that center upon completing bench [...]
We receive many positive comments regarding our GradHacker posts, but we also receive advice that warns us (and our readers) that some of our tips will provide people with procrastination mechanisms rather than ways to move their work forward. Think of how [...]
We’ve all been there- the beginning of our PhD journey, when we were still naive enough to believe [...]
Last summer I did research abroad in Rome, Italy for my dissertation. As you know from my post on accepting setbacks, I had a major dissertation topic change from focusing on the Roman Empire to focusing on Anglo-Saxon England. While the change is for the best and I’m really looking forward to this [...]
Does the following situation sound familiar to you?
Your supervisor gave you some papers to start exploring your topic. You start reading, excited to learn more about the subject. Then you start looking up all the references and continue reading from there. You follow a few journals in your field and print out all the [...]
During the Fall 2012 semester I was diligently working on my annotated bibliographies for my comprehensive exams, a task that often takes a full year of preparation if not longer. My goal was [...]
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