What To Do While You’re Waiting for Your Grad School

So, you've requested your recommendations and your transcripts, taken your entrance exams, written your essays, and sent in your application forms. What do you do now? Don't be caught short! Probably the most important thing is...

Informational interviewing: Getting your foot in the door before you need a job

As I wrote in a previous post, this past summer I was an intern at the Department of State in the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary.  In addition to...

What to Do the Summer Before You Start Grad School

Starting graduate school this fall? Like most soon-to-be grad students you’re probably both excited and anxious for classes to begin. What should you do between now and the beginning of your first semester as...

5 Time Management Habits for Graduate Students

Have you ever wished there were a few extra hours in the day? Attending graduate school isn't easy, and many students find themselves struggling to meet the difficult demands of their degree programs. Add...

How to Get a Recommendation Letter for Graduate School

The letter of recommendation is the part of the graduate school application that students stress most over. As with all elements of the application process, your first step is to be sure that you...

Tips To Do Well on Your Final Exams

Finals week is a stressful time for students, no matter how far they are in their educational journey. Properly preparing for final exams is no easy task, and the process often leaves students stressed...

How to Keep Learning When You Have Low Motivation

We’ve all been there. You need to study, but the motivation just isn’t there. Most people would say you need to cheer up and find the reasons to study. You have to think about...

How to Write a Perfect Essay

An expert in essay writing goes beyond inspiration to the convention of formulaic techniques and adherence to criteria in laying out the format besides having a good command of English. The correct structure helps...

Tackling Revisions

It’s no secret that we here at GradHacker headquarters love to talk about the writing process. In the past month or so alone we’ve offered tips for getting started on a big writing project and increasing productivityand...

Hate Graduate School? Avoid These Common Mistakes Students Make

Do you often find yourself saying "I hate grad school" or simply frustrated with the increased workload that comes with it? Given the competitive nature of graduate school admissions, grad students tend to be...