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Low-hanging fruit

We all have a lot on our plates, and it can sometimes be difficult to figure out when to get what done. First-year hybrid student Brian Arnold offers the following advice as his best time-saving trick: Pick all the low… Continue Reading →

“Tubthumping,” by Chumbawumba

Do you keep getting up again no matter how many times your dissertation knocks you down? Does alcohol play an important role in your grad school experience? Do you live in constant fear of being a one-hit wonder? Well, you’re… Continue Reading →

EPET advice: the role of the advisor

This week’s video from the EPET Milestones collection is some advice from Dr. David Wong on the role of an advisor. Enjoy!

Gadgets and relaxing

Lifehacker’s How I Work series, one of the inspirations for this Ideaplay feature, includes several interesting questions. One question that sees a whole variety of answers is: Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without? This is… Continue Reading →

“Who Needs Sleep?,” by Barenaked Ladies

Do you feel like you’ve been awake since the second year of your program? Is your mind “racing, filled with lists of things to do and things [you’ve] done? Do you have trouble getting to bed even after “chapter read… Continue Reading →

Here we go again, the recurring cycle of hype and despair around ed tech

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana (1905, p. 284) The Atlantic has an article titled “Why tech still hasn’t solved education’s problems” focusing on the failed promise of MOOCs and asks the question Why… Continue Reading →

Small time slots.

The weekend is over, and we’re all getting back to the weekly grad school grind. As we switch back to our weekly work mode, we may be looking for tricks to get just a little more done in a day…. Continue Reading →

“Blabberjocky on the fifth,” by Mishra et al.

Does your dissertation sometimes seem like a bizarre but terrifying monster? Do you sometimes wonder if you’ve climbed through a looking glass to get to this wonderland that is grad school? Do the journals you read seem suspiciously full of… Continue Reading →

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