Resources for Grad School Success

Grad school is a constant process of trial and error. There are MANY systemic issues in the academy but there is a tiny space in which we can try to proactively move towards our goals. Personally, I look to my peers as well as senior academics for tips and tricks. Here are a few:

  1. If you’re on Twitter, consider following: Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco; http://www.raulpacheco.org); Dr. Mirya Holman (@prof_mirya); and Dr. Leanne C. Powner (@leannecpowner) for tips on time management, productivity and dissertation research. Also consider following @womenalsoknow and @pocalsoknow so that you’re updated on important up and coming research
  2. Have some ideas and projects in the works? They can be incredibly overwhelming if not broken down into digestible pieces. Here’s a great resource for thinking about SMART goals: https://academiccoachingandwriting.org/academic-writing/academic-writing-blog/vi-set-smart-goals
  3. If you’re planning on taking the academic route, professionally, one of the things you might notice about grad school is you likely won’t be taught exactly *how* to write a great journal article. I’ve found this book to be an incredibly helpful guide:https://wendybelcher.com/writing-advice/writing-your-journal-article-in-twelve/