Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Week In Review: August 17-23, 2015

Now that the academic term has begun at my university, it is time to reinstall the “Week in Review” feature–the weekly roundup of my teaching, researching, service, and self-care efforts that serves in many ways as the backbone of this … Continue reading

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Dress to Impress: You, The (Pre-Professional) Graduate [Teaching Assistant] Student

It’s understandable that, being classified as a “graduate student,” it’s sometimes difficult to view yourself also as a professional, but this is the shift you need to learn how to make during your time in graduate school. As a graduate student you are, of course, still a student, but you are a student actively engaged in becoming a professional; in fact, it might be helpful to consider yourself an apprentice in your field of study, rather than a student. The most visible outward sign that you have successfully navigated this shift lies in your sartorial choices. So today, I’m going to talk wardrobe with you. Continue reading

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Countdown to Fall Term: 5 Things Returning TAs should be thinking about right now

Even though the summer isn’t quite over, if you are a returning graduate student with a teaching assignment, here are five things you should be thinking about right now and not, say, the weekend before classes start! Handling these items now will help streamline your return to the classroom and keep the beginning of the term from being a mad rush. Continue reading

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