Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Benefits of Journaling in Graduate School

When was the last time you journaled? For many of us, it was as angsty teens, or kids who kept a diary. But did you know that journaling can be a beneficial tool for graduate students? Keeping a daily (or regular) journal can allow you to jot down notes you don’t want to forget, […]

Dissertation Writing Tips: Getting out of ABD Status

You’ve probably seen people sign their emails “So-and-so, PhD, ABD.” Don’t do that. You are either a PhD candidate or a PhD, not a “PhD ABD.” It’s not only incorrect and potentially falsifying credentials, but it also looks unprofessional – without the dissertation, you are simply not a PhD (or PsyD, ScD, or EdD). […]

Thoughtful Thursday: Getting Enough Sleep

We’ve posted a lot of blogs on self-care: we’ve tackled mindfulness, diet, aromatherapy, stress reduction, and more, but one thing we haven’t discussed is sleep. Ah, sleep – that elusive thing that many of us don’t get nearly enough of, especially as graduate students. Believe me, as a parent, I […]

How to Create an Effective PowerPoint

A well-done PowerPoint can be a powerful thing. It can engage a crowd, teach students, convey your hard-won research findings, and help disseminate knowledge. The line between a good PowerPoint and a bad one, however, is one that is often crossed. Many clients come to us for assistance with their thesis or dissertation PowerPoints, […]

Graduate Student Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the holidays are coming up, and no matter what you celebrate, if you have loved ones who are grad students, you might be wondering what to get them. (Alternatively, grad students, feel free to print this out and “accidentally” leave it around for people to see…). Whatever […]

Staying Healthy During the Winter

During the winter time, the days get shorter, nights are longer, and it can be frighteningly cold, depending on where you live. If you’re working full-time and going to school, there might be days where you leave the house when it’s still dark, and then get home after dark, missing the sun completely. The […]

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