Graduate students

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.

What the Research Says

Peg Boyle Single explains why you need to write regularly, write in the morning and get over the quest for the perfect word.

A Writing Routine

Peg Boyle Single offers a series of practical tips.

Group Work

Writing frustrations and triumphs are meant to share, writes Peg Boyle Single.

Expert Advice

Peg Boyle Single interviews the authors of What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School.

Advice for Wannabe Profs

Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic.

Perfectionism - I

Peg Boyle Single explains how some of the qualities that got you into graduate school can make it extra hard to finish up.

Perfectionism -- II

Peg Boyle Single identifies symptoms and treatments for a problem that can block writing.

Procrastination -- II

Peg Boyle Single offers tips on how to make the best use of the time you have to write.

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