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Tues., April 17, 2018

Over 150 graduate students presented their research last week at the Spring Research Fair. If you missed the event, here's a recap of some of the posters presented.
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"step up to the mic" by Tom Woodward | CC BY-NC 2.0

Tues., April 3, 2018

Learning to present your research publicly at research conferences, workshops, or other events is an important aspect of your graduate experience. The following advice will help you prepare an effective presentation, successfully present your work, and use your presentation to improve your research.
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"Minimum World" by Jessica Powell | CC BY 2.0

Tues., February 7, 2017

Most graduate students conduct research or develop creative works as part of their studies. Presenting your work is critical to educating the field and the world about your work. In some fields and for some projects, especially the arts and humanities, it is worth thinking creatively about all the many ways to you can share what you have done.
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"Arrows" by Wunkai | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., March 31, 2015

The challenge of creating a good research poster: including what your readers need to know - without overwhelming them with unnecessary information.
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?

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

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.

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.

Article reproduced with permission from Beth A. Fischer and Michael J. Zigmond, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University of Pittsburgh

Tara Kuther, Writing for About.Com

To become a more efficient reader, consider the SQ3R method (survey, question, read, recite, review) to help you retain more without having to reread so often.

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