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7 Tips for Surviving Finals

It’s that time of the year again: the dreaded finals time. I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to turn in my final term paper, sit on the couch, and veg out...

Why You Should: Write Down Your Goals

Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions that you failed to follow through with? If so, you’re not alone. Evidence suggests that roughly 60 percent of people abandon their grand plans for the upcoming year within...

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving Break for a College Student

Many students want to forget about schoolwork over Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Break is ideally supposed to be a time when you relax, enjoy family and friends, catch up on the sleep you’ve missed from studying, and...

5 Things You Should Stop Doing in Essays

As a college composition instructor, I never run out of examples of terrible writing. Students still transitioning from high school writing habits have a tendency to write papers that all sound the same—and use...

Make the Most of Advisement

This week we begin a series addressing questions that admitted graduate school students often ask with answers about how the academic advising process works. Some students may be more familiar with this part of the graduate school...

Parenting in Graduate School

Parenting in grad school can be crazy hard. There is really so much to say about parenting in grad school. I asked the question on Twitter and on Facebook and was just overwhelmed with...

24 of the Greatest Grad School Memes on the Internet

1.         quickmeme.com 2. reddit.com / Via i.imgur.com 3. reddit.com 4. WingNut Films / Via Twitter: @max_gustafson 5. Via blogs.ou.edu 6. Twitter: @chelsrohmiller 7. Via asdablog.com 8. Via quickmeme.com 9. phdstudents.tumblr.com 10. Via Twitter: @HedlessHorstman 11. Twitter: @stephancius 12. Disney 13. Twitter: @clairetemple_ 14. Twitter: @almost_atlantic 15. Twitter: @v_banderas 16. Via phdstudents.tumblr.com 17. Twitter: @joshb382 18. twoconfusedcatholics.tumblr.com 19. phdstudents.tumblr.com 20. Twitter: @ryanmartin_ 21. Via gradlifethrugifs.tumblr.com 22. howiseegradschool.tumblr.com 23. Via howiseegradschool.tumblr.com 24. phdstudents.tumblr.com

3 Ways You Can Completely Blow Your Midterm

Even if you aren’t the best test-taker, there are some simple ways you can improve your readiness for graduate school midterms and finals. Conversely, there are always some ways to “blow it.” The key...

How to Stay Motivated

Motivation may be key to success, but it’s also one of the most difficult keys to acquire! I’m one of those people who feel really motivated after accomplishing just one thing, because it makes me...

5 Things You Learn in Your First Month of Graduate School

5 Things You Learn in Your First Month of Graduate School 1. You are your own boss When people say that grad school is what you make of it, what they really mean is that you...