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What Holiday Treat Should You Stress Bake/Eat?

It’s the most stre-e-essful time of the year! Let’s face it: the Hallmark movies they’ve been showing since Halloween don’t depict the real end-of-the-year hustle no matter who you are, whether you’re a high school...

Debunking the Shame in ‘You Should Be Writing!’

"You should be writing!" This popular tongue-in-cheek rebuke has been a humorous, if not a durable universal higher educational meme, familiar among graduate student researchers, academic faculty, and other writers. It softly shames us for...

10 Small Things Students Should Be Thankful For

We all know we’re supposed to be thankful for the big stuff at this time of year—friends, family, your education, your job, food, good health. That stuff is no secret, and you’ll find plenty...

Don’t Spend Your Holiday Break Writing

In a few weeks, I’ll be heading to Arizona with my husband and our preschooler. We’ll be on vacation for 13 days, and I will not bring my laptop. That’s because I practice what...

Gratitude for experiences brings surprising benefits

On Thanksgiving, many of us take a moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for – and we get rewards for doing so. Feeling gratitude leads to benefits like increased happiness and social cohesion,...

Organization Tips for Graduate Students

Graduate students—and faculty—often find themselves overwhelmed with tasks. Good time management skills are essential, but succeeding in graduate school requires the ability to organize more than your time. Being unorganized—not knowing where your stuff is—is a time waster....

What I Learned About Surviving Graduate School

One Saturday night a year ago, as I found myself sitting in my apartment writing a draft IRB proposal, I began to reflect on the lifestyle I had chosen. I immediately recalled an episode...

Graduate School Information Sessions

Think you have what it takes to go to graduate school? Representatives from the College of Graduate Studies will be hosting three workshops that will cover graduate programs, costs, and the application process. Information presented...

How to Balance Grad School and Kids

Starting a family during grad school can be tough. There are lots of reasons not to go to grad school while raising a family—lack of time, money, and job security, for starters. But having a baby in...

7 Ways for Students to Overcome Writer’s Block

While writer’s block can affect all of us at various times, it is no longer some insurmountable menace that we can’t overcome. Whether you’re worried about what you’re writing, trying too hard to be...