Monthly Archives: July 2019

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

It’s July 31st! In addition to being a sign that the summer is winding down, it’s also Harry Potter’s birthday! Yup, he will be 39 years old this year, and the Harry Potter world of Hogwarts has been part of our cultural fabric for more than 20 years now, if you can believe it. […]

Maintaining Your Motivation This Summer

It is mid-summer and many of you might have had some plans in mind for your academic work. There’s still time! Whether you’re planning on knocking out a rough draft of a chapter or two of your dissertation, making some headway with your research, or even just wanting to get to a reading list […]

How to Deal with Rejection (From Academic Journals)

It happens to everyone. Really, it does – rejection from academic journals. It’s almost a rite of passage. Rejection from publishers and journals is a mark of productivity, if you think about it: you’ve finished enough work that you had some to submit for publication. True, it wasn’t accepted, but you put in the […]

Making the Most out of Summer During Graduate School

Summer is here and your instinct might be to kick back and relax and do as little work as possible on your thesis or dissertation – after all, you want to actually enjoy your summer, right? Well…yes and no. While it’s true that summer can be a great time to recharge after a […]

Podcasts for Math, Statistics, and Data Analysis

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you want to learn more about math or statistics? This post is for you! It’s also for those of you who may not necessarily love statistics and numbers (hey, it’s not for everyone), but want to learn more or need some clarification. Sometimes things that are difficult for […]

Summer Reading: Books and Workbooks on Academic Writing

Summer is a great time to work on any challenges you might have with writing, especially academic writing. If you’re near campus, many campus writing centers have summer hours where you can work with a writing tutor or participate in writing workshops. If you’re not near campus or do your program online, you can […]

Basics of Submitting to Academic Journals

Summer is a great time to start thinking about submitting to journals for publication. You might be working with a professor on research, have you dissertation, or other paper, completed that shows some promise, or you finally have time to finesse that article you’ve been working on. Publishing is great for your CV or […]

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