Graduate School Companion

Pursuing a master’s degree or a Ph.D. is a major life decision and a process that is intellectually demanding, financially challenging and sometimes emotionally taxing.

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Book Reviews
Navigating Graduate School

Writing about Yourself

The topic about which you may know most may be the hardest one about which to write: yourself. The biggest hurdle to overcome is the nagging, uncomfortable feeling that saying nice things about yourself somehow oversteps the bounds of humility.

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Professional Development
Writing
Career Development

Assessment vs. Evaluation

Assess and evaluate are words closely enough related to be used in defining each other. However, there are differences in educational assessment and evaluation processes.

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Teaching

On Course

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to your First Semester of College Teaching

by James Lang, PhD

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Book Reviews

Team-Based Learning

If teams are structured properly, most students end the semester liking them. Many report having made new friends.

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Teaching

Mistakes to Avoid when Writing a Research Article

In many disciplines, publishing is an important part of being a graduate student. Students who go on to secure tenure track faculty positions find that publishing is a vital part of achieving tenure.

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Writing
Research

Assessing What Your Students Know

Your undergraduate students come from a variety of different backgrounds, regions, secondary school experiences and belief systems. These are just a few factors that contribute to the prior knowledge in your classroom.

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Teaching

Things You Already Know (But it Can’t Hurt to Review)

A lot vs. Alot
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Professional Development
Writing

Muddiest Point

The Muddiest Point efficiently provides instructors with timely student feedback. While students may shy from raising their hands and to ask questions, they tend to see the Muddiest Point as unobtrusive.

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Professional Development
Teaching

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