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Organizing Your Home Workspace for Success

As a grad student who is potentially also juggling full-time work and family obligations, needing a “room of your own,” to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, can be vital to your school and/or work success. A space specifically designated for your work, writing, and studying can help you stay organized and provide the space you need […]

Star Wars Quotes to Inspire You with Your Dissertation

It’s Star Wars day!!! May the Fourth be with you! We are big Star Wars fans here at Dissertation Editor and wanted to share some of our favorite quotes from a galaxy far, far away with you. But these aren’t just random Star Wars quotes (although those are great, too): these are quotes […]

Preparing for a Job Interview

You revamped your resume or CV, thoroughly researched job possibilities, and wrote detailed and thoughtful cover letters – and now you got a job interview. Congratulations! You’ve done the preparation thus far, but it’s not over yet; there’s still a lot to do before the big day. Here are some tips for preparing […]

Creating a LinkedIn Profile That Works

Social media and social networking, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, are big parts of our lives, whether we want to admit it or not. Social networking can also be an avenue toward building a platform, developing relationships with notable people in your field, and even laying the groundwork for getting an […]

April is Stress Awareness Month!

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is meant to increase general awareness about the causes and effects of stress, and how to manage stress in your everyday life. Not all stress is bad, though – so it’s important to know about good stress and bad […]

Setting Reasonable and Attainable Goals in Dissertation Writing

The dissertation writing process is a long one – the dissertation process itself is more like an Ironman triathlon than a quick sprint. It’s long, arduous, and a test of perseverance. It is an endurance event, and in order to reach the finish line, setting smaller goals along the way is crucial. Short-term goals […]

How an Academic Bullet Journal Can Help with your Dissertation Work

By now, you’ve probably heard of bullet journals, or BuJos. We even posted this article about their use with dissertation work and academia from Inside Higher Education on our Facebook page. You’ve seen the extravagant Instagram set ups with the washi tape, collages, multicolored pens and markers – but the truth is, […]

Nurturing Relationships While in Graduate School

Relationships are an important part of life: friendships, romantic relationships, family relationships, and professional relationships. If you’re partnered at all, you might find that things get rocky at times while you’re in grad school. Graduate school is a world of its own, with relationships of all kinds, obligations, and lots and lots of work. […]

Acing Your Dissertation Defense

After you turn in your dissertation, you will have a defense. The actual format can vary among disciplines and schools, but, in general, it’s a one to two hour event in which you “defend” your work, answer questions, or present your findings to your committee and colleagues. It can be daunting and intimidating, but […]

Why Reading Widely Is So Important

If you talk with any professional writer, at some point they will likely tell you that if you’re interested in becoming a writer, you need to read. Read a lot. The same holds true if you’re writing a major paper or dissertation. Read more, and read widely – especially things that you think may […]

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