Towards Better PDF Management with the Filesystem
It starts innocently enough. We save a PDF file to our desktop or in a folder. After some more work we suddenly have a folder stuffed with files and we lose the sense of structure that ties the work together. Folders and subfolders appear to try and capture structure, filenames no longer carry any meaning, […]
Gradhacker Guide to Avoiding the Epic Hack
It is a truth universally acknowledged that where there’s a hacker up for mischief, there are security settings just waiting to be breached. I have a begrudging respect for mischievous hackers: wherever the rest of us have been blithely accepting of whatever security protocols we don’t read about in Terms of Service, they have figured […]
Maintain your Lit Review, Maintain your Sanity
Ask any graduate student about their Lit Review and each would have a few not so pleasant things to say about the process. Fellow GradHacker Andrea Zellner previously wrote about ways to survive a Lit Review, but what happens when you’ve survived and the Lit Review […]
How to Find the Right Lab Rotation
K.D. Shives is pursuing a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She can be found blogging about current topics in microbiology at kdshives.com and on twitter @kdshives.
Some of you reading this will be starting graduate school this coming fall. Congratulations! You are just beginning what will be one […]
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dissertation
I have a confession to make.
I don’t love writing my dissertation.
In fact, there are days when I open documents on my computer and start to cry. I am, at times, filled with an overwhelming anxiety, and there are moments when even thinking about my dissertation makes me want to throw my computer out […]
Wine Primer for Grad Students
Being able to hack a restaurant wine list is a surprisingly useful skill. Wine is becoming increasingly popular with tasting rooms and wine bars opening up all across the country. As a grad student, I’ve found that even a basic wine knowledge can be an invaluable skill for dinners and parties with professors and […]
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