Supportive Relationships in Graduate School

Links of colorful paper rings
Most students entering grad school probably don't think much about building and maintaining healthy relationships, but it's an important life skill that's vital in graduate school. Christy Burger, one of our Graduate Student Ambassadors, shares what has helped her build strong support relationships.
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Grad Life
Wellness

Create Your Own Dissertation Writing Boot Camp (or Sign Up for Ours!)

Writing
Apply the same techniques we teach in the Dissertation Writing Boot Camp to tackle your own writing project. Find out how to make writing a priority and get your large writing projects done!
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Writing

Making the Most of Your Teaching Evaluations

It’s the end of the semester, and you’re wrapping up the class you’re TAing. Just a few more classes, and your students will hand in their final assignments and take their final exam.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Five Pillars of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the basis of the university’s goal to enable an exchange of ideas and develop new knowledge, and it requires that individual scholars work with and trust one another. The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) has identified five pillars of academic integrity to generate positive conversations about integrity.
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Good Practices
Academic Integrity

8 Ways to Prepare for Comprehensive Exams

Eight Ways to Prepare for Comps
Most doctoral students at UNL have to complete a written comprehensive exam to enter candidacy, and in some departments the written exam may be followed by an oral exam. Here we present 8 ways to get ready for this important step in your academic career.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language

William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.
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Professional Development
Writing

After Your First Year: What's Next?

summer bike ride on a country road
You’ve handed in your last paper and graded your students’ final exams. With Spring semester behind you, you’re ready for summer. Three long months stretch ahead of you, full of promise. Take our advice and make your summer as productive as possible.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Developing Mentoring Relationships That Last

An effective mentoring relationship passes through phases of development. Early on, your mentor will recognize your unique qualities and your need for special coaching.

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Navigating Graduate School
Mentoring
Professional Development

Presenting a Research Poster

a student presenting his research poster

You’ve been working hard on your research these last few semesters. The data has been collected, sorted, and analyzed. So what do you do with the findings?

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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School

Strengthening Your Leadership Skills

Good news: Leadership skills can be learned!

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Navigating Graduate School
Leadership
Transferable Skills

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