Professional Development

26 Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism

The following guidelines are taken directly from "Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing" written by Miquel Roig from St.

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Professional Development
Writing
Academic Integrity

Mentoring Undergraduates

As a graduate student, it's likely that you'll be responsible for supervising undergraduate research or teaching assistants at some point during your graduate career. Here are some tips on supervising and mentoring undergraduates.
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Mentoring

Choose Words with Care

Choose words with care and economy. Academic writers should take a lesson from Dr. Seuss' Horton the Elephant—say what you mean and mean what you say. Every sentence you write should mean something.

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Writing

Five Quick Tips for Writing Effective E-mails

E-mail is an increasingly preferred tool for communication between students and faculty.

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Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development

End-of-Semester Grading

Are you overwhelmed at the prospect of grading student papers and exams at the end of the term?

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Teaching
Grading

A Few Words About the Humble Apostrophe

Why does the apostrophe, a tiny punctuation mark, cause such big headaches for writers? When you submit a thesis or dissertation to a professor or a

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Writing

Advice for Teaching Assistants

In brief, here are some tips for TAs from Professor Jan Tullis at Brown University.
• Consult with your professor to define your duties.

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Teaching

What Makes a Good Teacher?

In his September 28, 2009, post in Tomorrow’s Professor, Rick Reis presented Dr. Peter Biedler’s list of 10 characteristics that make a good teacher. Here we offer a brief summary of five of those qualities for our readers to reflect on.

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Teaching

Getting the Most out of a Research Conference

Traveling to a research conference as a graduate student is expensive but priceless. To keep costs down, buy your airline ticket well in advance and try to share a hotel room with one or more of your colleagues.

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Research
Navigating Graduate School

Tips for Creative Effective Powerpoint Presentations

The powerpoint presentation is ubiquitous, but just because everybody does it doesn’t mean everybody does it well. Here are some tips to help you save your audience from "death by PowerPoint."

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