Monthly Archives: August 2018

Tips for Beating the Back-to-School Blues or Butterflies

It’s that time of year again: stores have displays of rows and rows of notebooks, pens, pencil cases, glue sticks, and backpacks. While you may not be heading to the store with a class list from your teacher, going back to school can still be exciting, especially if you’re returning after a long period […]

Movies to Help you get into Back-to-School Mode

Summer is winding down, and it’s almost time to go back to school. Whether you’re continuing your program, starting a new adventure, or even if you took a class or two over the summer, the transition back to the daily grind can be a tough one. A trusted editor or methodologist like those at […]

Research: Literature Review vs Annotated Bibliography

During graduate school, and especially while you’re working on your dissertation, you’ll probably hear the terms “annotated bibliography” and “literature review” tossed around a lot. You might know that Chapter 2 of the dissertation is traditionally the Review of the Literature, but it’s not necessarily a straight lit review, either; rather, it’s a bit […]

Converting your Dissertation into a Book: Not as Easy as it Might Seem

The day has come: your dissertation is finished, you passed, it’s all bound up and in your hands. After a much-deserved break and some relaxation, you might be considering turning your dissertation into a book – after all, it’s a fascinating topic, you’ve thoroughly researched it, and you have a lot to say about […]

Common Writing Mistakes by Non-Native English Speakers

We’ve worked with hundreds of clients for whom English isn’t their first language, and we know how confusing English can be, even for native speakers. Writing a dissertation or thesis is daunting enough, but having to do it in a language that might not come easy to you is even harder. Here are some […]

Dissertation Research Tips: Choosing a Topic

Some people go into their doctoral program with a clear idea of what they want to study and never waver from it; others have a vague sense of what they want their topic to be, and then fine-tune it; still others go in with some idea, and then end up focusing on a completely […]

Thoughtful Thursday: 15 Free or Low-Cost Summer Activities to Help you Recharge

It’s summertime, and while you might not be totally free of graduate school or dissertation stress, you might have a bit more free time on your hands. At the very least, the great weather and ample sunshine often make us want to step away from the desk or computer, at least for a little […]

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