Monthly Archives: January 2014

(Retro post) The Statement of Purpose, Part Two

This post originally appeared at the Grad Cafe on 21 March, 2011. You can catch Part One here. ….. Continued from Part One. We are now at draft five: Draft FIVE: The day I graduated from xxxxx University’s master’s program … Continue reading

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The Week in Review 1/24/2014

Here’s what I was up to this week in GradLand……. Reading for Classes/ Independent Studies: Raymond Clemens & Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Cornell UP, 2007) pp. 67-132 Liz Herbert McAvoy and Diane Watt, The History of British Women’s … Continue reading

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Retro Post: The Statement of Purpose (SOP), Part One

This post was originally published at The Grad Cafe on March 21, 2011. In it, I outline the first few iterations of the Statement of Purpose I wrote for my application to grad school, coupled with my own comments in … Continue reading

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Course Syllabus Revisited, and The Week In Review 1/17/2014

Good morning! The sun is peeking over the horizon, there’s coffee the cup, the cats are busily knocking over all of my carefully-stacked papers — in other words, all’s right with my little corner of the world. This post (hopefully) … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Graduate Student III: Physical and Emotional Well-Being

In my first post on time management, I focused on how to tackle the reading load in humanities graduate study. In my second post on time management, I focused on the work/life balance. In this third and final post in … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Graduate Student II: Time Management and Your Personal Life

In my first post on time management, I discussed how to tackle the seemingly endless reading load that comes with graduate school. In this second post in the series, I am focusing on trying to find a work/life balance. The … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Graduate Student I: Time Management and Your Reading Load

One of the most difficult-to-master aspects of graduate school is time management. Between coursework, our own research, comps, writing the dissertation, and various professionalization duties and activities, it can seem as though we can’t or shouldn’t have a life outside … Continue reading

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