As a graduate student you’ll have plenty of books to read; some you’ll buy, others you’ll borrow. I personally enjoy spending countless hours mining used bookstores for [...]
My name is Emily, and I’m an evidence hoarder. Really. I’m an historian by trade, and like many other researchers, I have a tendency to accumulate messy [...]
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.
Free stuff. It’s everywhere these days. Especially if you have a [...]
In our crazy, everyday graduate student and “real” lives, how does one keep up with broader academic, discipline-specific, and tech trends? Should we [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last year there was a debate related to my field about whether it was inappropriate to live-tweet a funeral. I came to the debate from a slightly different perspective because I use social media to discuss death every single day- in fact most things I tweet about are death-related, but that’s [...]
The internet contains a wealth of information – we are all aware of that. But this enormous amount of information can make us feel overloaded and overstimulated. Our brains turn jittery, wanting to check the news again, or wondering what’s new in our Twitter streams. We become afraid of missing out on information, [...]
I’ve done a number of bootcamps and workshops on managing your digital identity and learning different social media technologies. While I find that grad students are fairly quick to learn the tools and have the intuition required to figure out a lot of the problems, there is one problem I see repeatedly: grad students [...]
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