Research

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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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School

Analyzing Information Sources

How do you analyze a book or an article (or other “physical information” sources) before you have the physical item in hand? First, examine the bibliographic citation—you’ll gain important information about its usefulness.

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Navigating Graduate School
Research

Maintaining Research Integrity

April 2011

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Good Practices
Academic Integrity
Professional Development
Research

Concrete Tips for Writing Abstracts

As a graduate student, you’ll quickly become familiar with the informative abstract, an integral component of many of the things you’ll write in your academic career—journal articles, research grants, theses and disse

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Writing
Research
Publishing
Professional Development

Five Reasons to Attend the Research Fair

February 2012

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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life
Professional Development
Research

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

Problem Solving

In life and graduate school, sometimes "stuff happens." Despite your best intentions and thorough planning, complications arise: advisors leave, research stalls, bureaucracy slows you down, etc.

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Professional Development
Research
Navigating Graduate School
Project Management

Managing Your Sources

As a graduate student, you read broadly in your discipline at the beginning of your career. When you move on to work on your research papers, a master's thesis, or your dissertation, you're reading deeply into your topic.

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Writing
Research

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