Living on a grad student stipend is tough, but we often make it harder on ourselves if we don’t know where [...]
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is everywhere. “Preparing a presentation” has become synonymous to “preparing [...]
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
Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise its not better. – Avinash [...]
I have always been frustrated by my glacial reading pace and thought it was just something I’d have to live with. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Back in October I wrote a post on GradHacker about using checklists in research and as promised, I’m updating you on how I’ve integrated them into my data collection. In January I began to collect data for my thesis (yay!) and had the goal of using checklists [...]
Would having more time really make a difference in our productivity? Most of us would say yes – more hours would mean we could get more work done. However, productivity blogger, Scott H. Young, argues that focus rather than time dictates our output. Just turning off the phone, laptop, internet or locking [...]
So what does that mean? What digital skills, technologies, and tools should we develop while in graduate school? And how do we do that? I’ve put together a few suggestions and hope readers from a variety of disciplines will offer additional ideas in the comments section below.
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