Fixed vs Growth Mindsets – What I Wish I Knew before Entering Grad School
Kaitlin Gallagher is a PhD Candidate specializing in Biomechanics in 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.
Congratulations on becoming a grad student! You feel great about because you were one of a select few […]
Outside the Classroom: 8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington who uses class blogs in her writing class on James Bond. You can find her on Twitter at @krh121910
A big focus here at Gradhacker is how to use technology to facilitate teaching, writing, and research. We’ve written in […]
Balancing Grad School and Non-Academic Opportunities
Laura Mitchell is a guest author and an M.A. candidate in Public Humanities at Brown University. You can find her on Twitter @lb_mitch.
It’s not news that boundaries are blurring between the academy and practitioners in non-academic settings. From the ever-expanding alt-ac and post-ac conversation to trends in engaged scholarship, the ability […]
Reassessing My Digital Identity
Katy Meyers is a PhD student in Anthropology at Michigan State University. She blogs as Bones Don’t Lie, and you can follow her on twitter @bonesdonotlie.
I’ve been highly visible online since I started my PhD at MSU. Within my first month of grad school here I developed the ‘Bones Don’t […]
Cultivating Happiness in Graduate School
Katie Shives is a PhD candidate in Microbiology at the University of Colorado. During her free time she writes about microbiology-related topics at kdshives.com and on Twitter @KDShives.
So many people equate graduate school with the pursuit of an intellectual passion. Right alongside this line of thinking is the assumption that doing […]
5 Strategies for Organizing Notes for Comprehensive Exams
Emily VanBuren is PhD student in History at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
Preparing for comprehensive examinations is daunting. There is no way around it. Here at GradHacker, we’ve featured tips regarding studying for comps, tackling the written exam format, […]
Pushing Past Writing Blocks
Jenae Cohn is a guest author and PhD student in English, pursuing a Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies, at The University of California, Davis. You can follow her on Twitter at @jenae_cohn or check out her semi-regularly-updated blog at www.jenaecohn.net. She writes there about pedagogy, research, technology, and […]
Traumatic Stress in Grad School
Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can follow her on Twitter at @throughthe_veil or on her blog, Colonialism Through the Veil.
What do you do when experiences during (and possibly related to) grad school paralyze you with fear or other strong emotions? […]
Treat Yo Self: A Modest Proposal
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 […]
7 Ways Earning a PhD is Like Training for a Marathon
Liz Homan is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at The University of Michigan. This post is adapted from one she posted on her own blog in October 2013. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital.
I always wanted to be […]
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