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Dealing With Burnout

The term “burnout” gets thrown around a lot, but do you know what it really means? Burnout is defined as a state of chronic stress leading to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism, detachment, and feeling ineffective and unaccomplished. It doesn’t happen all at once, but is rather a gradual, slow burn – until […]

Taking a Gap Year Before Graduate School

By the time you graduate from college, you’ve been going to school for nearly 20 years, if not more. If you’re thinking about graduate school, you might think you have to go directly into a graduate program, but the fact is, that’s just not the case. Taking a year off – a gap year […]

Dealing with Dyscalculia

Many people are familiar with learning disabilities that deal with reading, writing, or language, but did you know that learning disabilities can also affect the ability to process and understand mathematics? Dyscalculia, sometimes also called “math dyslexia” is a math learning disability that is diagnosed in approximately 5 to 7 percent of students […]

Tips for Effective Presentations

Graduate school provides many opportunities to hone your presentation skills: some classes require you to present your research or a topic, you may be teaching, and you might go to a conference or two and do a poster presentation (you can check out our blog on that here). For many people, the thought […]

APA Manual 7th Edition is Here!

Many disciplines in the social sciences use APA Style formatting. What is APA Style? It is the formatting style set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It promotes uniformity and consistency, gets rid of distractions to the reader, and presents visual aids in a clear manner. There have been various […]

Dissertation Editor: What We Do

The school year is getting underway and Dissertation Editor is ready to help! Our name might have the word “dissertation” in it, but did you know that we aren’t just for dissertations or theses? That’s right! We offer a range of services for both students and professionals, at every stage of your career. […]

Dealing With Math Anxiety

Math anxiety is real and quite common. Many graduate students dread their Statistics class or shy away from data-driven projects. In the short-term, this may work for you, but in the long run, it could be problematic, especially if you go into a field like public health, where many journal articles rely on data […]

Is it Too Late to go to Graduate School?

If you’re reading this blog, you might be in graduate school already, you might be thinking of applying to graduate school, or you might be in the process of doing so right now. If you’ve been out of school for a while, you might be wondering what am I doing? Is it too late […]

Academic Writing Tips: How to Declutter Your Writing

It’s important to get words down on the page. Without it, you don’t have a thesis or dissertation. That being said, it’s not until the editing and revising and rewriting occurs that the real magic happens. What do I mean by that? If you submit a first draft, you likely get feedback like “tighten […]

Writing 1000 Words a Day (or 750, or 500…)

Did our blog headline get your attention? Great! We thought it would. Too good to be true, you might be asking? Nope. It just sounds that way. Today’s blog is going to go over some tips, tricks, and advice that will get you cranking out your words. The average dissertation is generally between 130-230 […]

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