Category Archives: Time Management

Progress … doesn’t always look like progress (a post [mostly] on research and publication)

I imagine that everyone who reads this blog has at least a passing familiarity with academia–perhaps you are a student, or the parent of a student, in college or graduate school, or a fellow professor or other member of the … Continue reading

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The View From My Desk: Week 11

Here is the photo I snapped of my desk on the first day of the 11th week of the Fall term: Of course, that it was taken on week eleven means that this photo was snapped on Hallowe’en, which is … Continue reading

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Things To Consider Before Taking an “Incomplete” in Graduate School

I belong to an online forum that comprises a variety of educators at every step of the game, from veteran tenured professors to new graduate teaching assistants. Recently, the discussion turned to the question of taking incompletes in graduate classes, … Continue reading

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Dissertating and the Academic Term (Or, Caution: Slow-Moving Dissertation Ahead)

ABD. For those of us who are hell-bent on the path to the PhD, perhaps the only more thrilling moment is the one when your dissertation committee chair reaches across the table, shakes your hand, and says, “Congratulations, Doctor Professor” … Continue reading

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Just Say “No”…..?

I’m confessing it here for the world to read, even though anyone who has spent a grand total of five minutes with me already knows it: I’m a “yes” girl. I seem to have inherited a “service” gene, one that … 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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