Professional Development

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

Your Elevator Speech

finger pressing an elevator button
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An elevator speech is a 30–60 second summary of your research interests, main findings, and their importance to society. It's a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining your work to your neighbors and new acquaintances.
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Career Development
Transferable Skills
Networking

Resources for Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

Developing Quality Dissertations: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Achieving Excellence

Barbara Lovitts and Ellen Wert

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Professional Development
Writing
Book Reviews

Dissertation Support Groups for PH.D. Students

Finishing your dissertation? You don’t have to go it alone.

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Writing
Dissertation

Transferable Skills

IN HER ARTICLE Transferring Your Skills to a Non-Academic Setting in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Margaret Newhouse, cautions against falling into the trap of believing that if you ar

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Transferable Skills

Twenty Steps to Writing a Research Article

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

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Research
Writing
Professional Development

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

(2nd edition, 2004) Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak

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Professional Development
Writing
Book Reviews

What’s in YOUR Syllabus?

A course syllabus introduces both you and the subject to your students; communicates your goals and expectations; serves as official notice to students about course policies and requirements; and functions as a good learning tool.

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Professional Development
Teaching
Grading
Lecture

Teaching Assistants

Section 4.2 of the UNL Student Code of Conduct is specific about the importance of maintaining academic honesty and integrity in our classrooms.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Think Next Stage

To succeed in your next position, determine the skills needed in that position and then minimize any difference between your skills and the needed skills. Start to behave as if you are in the next position.
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