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Motivational Quotes to Help Fuel your Writing

There’s no doubt about it, writing can be hard. Often we just need a little extra motivation to jump start our creativity or give us a push to help get us over the latest hurdle. Sometimes that can come in the form of rereading our favorite book, watching our favorite inspirational movie, or brainstorming […]

Formatting Friday: Vancouver

The Vancouver system, commonly referred to as simply Vancouver, is formally known as the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, or the ICMJE Recommendations. It was developed in 1978 in – you guessed it, Vancouver – by a variety of editors of medical journals. Vancouver is […]

Thoughtful Thursday: Aromatherapy

 Most of us have had the experience of smelling something and having an associated, instinctual response – for instance, the smell of chocolate chip cookies reminding you of coming in from playing in the snow and sitting down to a plate of freshly baked cookies; the smell of a cooked meal similar to one […]

Gift Ideas for the Graduate in your Life

It’s that time of year, and you might be wondering what to get that special graduate who’s in your life. After all, it’s not every day that someone graduates, especially if they’ve earned their doctorate! Years of hard work, dedication, and persistence have paid off, and they’re ready to enter the next phase of […]

Formatting Friday: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE might not be one of the more immediately recognizable formatting styles, but it’s widely used in the fields of computer science and engineering. IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the formatting style is the standard for IEEE journals and magazines. The IEEE itself is the world’s largest technical professional […]

Thoughtful Thursday: Slowing Down

The summertime invites a slower pace, bare feet, and lounging around, but when you’ve got a dissertation or thesis to finish, slowing down is the last thing you feel like doing! We understand that – but sometimes, even slowing down for part of each day can be beneficial to recharge your soul and “reboot” […]

Tips for Summertime Dissertation Motivation

The summer is (finally) sneaking up on us – barbeques, longer days full of sunshine and swimming and relaxing, and plans with family and friends. While it can be helpful to take time (think one day, not one month) to take a breather from work, using the summer as an excuse to stall work […]

Formatting Friday: AP Style

AP style, not to be confused with APA, is the style used in The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, commonly known as the AP Stylebook. First published in 1953, the AP Stylebook was created by journalists working for the Associated Press, in order to standardize mass communications. The book contains […]

Thoughtful Thursday: Best Apps for Health and Stress Reduction

Life is busy with graduate school, dissertation research and writing, work obligations, family obligations — oh, and somewhere in there, you’re supposed to sleep, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and keep your stress low. We get that your schedule is packed to the brim, but staying healthy (both physically and mentally) is important. […]

How to Write a Resume or CV

Applying for a new job can be stressful, and often, the key to getting your foot in the door for a second look or an interview is a well-organized, thoughtful resume or CV. A good resume or CV will provide a snapshot of your experience, education, and professional interests, but it can be intimidating […]

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