Good Practices

Reading Strategically

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Graduate classes often have lengthy reading assignments. Learning how to read efficiently will save you time and help you be more productive in the future.
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Having Productive Meetings with your Faculty Adviser

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The start of a new semester is a great time to schedule a meeting with your faculty adviser. Here are some tips to make sure these meetings are as productive as they can be.
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Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Three Keys for Graduate Student Success

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It is important to make the most of your Graduate School experience. In this interview, Rick Reis shares some of his best advice for successfully navigating graduate school and for preparing for what comes next.
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Navigating Graduate School
Job Search

Tips for Better Time Management

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For many in graduate school, time management can be a challenge. One graduate student offers his suggestions to help you manage your time more effectively.
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Time Management

9 Strategies for Starting the Semester Well

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"Travessia Atlântico Norte" by Pedro EA | CC BY 2.0
A little planning and strategizing goes a long way to your success in graduate school. Work smarter and make the most of your grad school experience.
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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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Academic Integrity

Best Practices for Collaborating on Research

Across the disciplines, collaboration and interdisciplinary work is growing. As teamwork in scholarship increases, it’s important to establish good practices for collaboration.
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Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development
Research

Graduate Students as Stewards of the Discipline

When you think of a steward, you might imagine someone in a manor who ensures the household runs smoothly, the tenants are cared for, and the buildings are kept in good repair with an eye toward preserving the enterprise for generations to come.

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Attributing Words and Ideas in Your Work

As a graduate student, you engage with diverse ideas and academic work. Writing papers for your seminars and later your thesis and dissertation require you to account for other voices while establishing your own academic voice.

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Professional Development
Writing
Academic Integrity
Research

Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students

Bill Taylor, professor emeritus of political science at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Ill., is deeply convinced that academic integrity on the part of both faculty and students is an essential part of any true educational experience.

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Academic Integrity
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