Graduate students

Fast Tracking a Ph.D.

It can be done: Judy Beth Morris describes how she finished her doctorate in three years, and how you can, too (if the stars align).

Don't Stare at Blank Screen

I’m writing this column because: (1) I used to stare at a blank screen, and (2) I’d like to save you a modicum of misery while you are writing your dissertation. Truth be told, I don’t want to save you a modicum of misery. Rather, if you struggle with writing, I hope that you will learn to love writing (yes, this is possible!). If you already enjoy writing, I want you to increase your enjoyment and fluency.

Finding Mentors

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Building your network is crucial, write Sabrina Bonaparte and Jerry Baldasty. Here's how to do it.

Piles, Stacks, Folders

Peg Boyle Single suggests ways to turn all of those articles, books and PDFs into chapters.

More Than Merit

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Eszter Hargittai introduces her new column on how to prepare for a tenure bid -- from the first year of a graduate program through the years as assistant professor.

Too Much to Say?

Among your first steps, writes Peg Boyle Single, are knowing your audience and dividing your material into key points.

Staying Motivated

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Learning how to manage frustrations and avoiding burnout are key in grad school, writes Alexes Harris.

A Regular Writing Routine

You'll make more progress if you reject two common myths, writes Peg Boyle Single.

Conference Do's and Don't's

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In my last piece, I discussed ways to think about when to start attending conferences and how to find ones that will be beneficial. This time around, I want to address what to do and what not to do once you have decided to take the plunge and go to a meeting. Below are some suggestions for how to make the most of it without sabotaging your career opportunities.

Your Development Plan

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Tom Gething suggests a way to keep focus on career accomplishments and goals.

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