Category Archives: Graduate School

Advice from a First-Year Graduate Student

By Annette Cooper Recently, I had the opportunity to help students in an English 101 class who were struggling with constructing an argument. The class was hit with a wave of shock after realizing their ideas mattered in this assignment. … Continue reading

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Four Things People Won’t Tell You About Writing a Personal Statement

By Emily K. Tudorache Recently, I applied for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, a process which—although generally quite daunting—worsened when the time came to write my personal statement. Never in my three years of college has a writing assignment posed … Continue reading

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Graduate Writing

By Emily K. Tudorache If you’re thinking about going to graduate school, I’m sure you have a list of misgivings as long as the thesis you’d be expected to write. Pursuing a graduate degree can be a challenging endeavor, partly … Continue reading

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Tips for Requesting Letters of Recommendation

By Erica Dietlein So you need a letter of recommendation. Especially if you’ve never asked for one, this can be a daunting task. How do I ask for something like that? Who do I ask? What if they say no? … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Conference Proposals

By Reece Gibb Writing a conference proposal for the first time can be intimidating—especially if you’ve never been in a conference environment before. So many questions come to mind: how do I choose a topic? What form does a conference … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies for the GRE

By Pamela Hong Remember taking the SATs and/or ACTs before applying to college for your undergraduate degree? Did you stress profusely for a few weeks, and then felt utterly hopeless once you got a subpar score back after trying your … Continue reading

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Mission (I’m)Possible: Writing College and Program Applications

By Ash Thoms College and program applications are full of different information that, while giving a good overview of where you’ve been and what you’ve done, doesn’t actually represent who you are as a person. When was the last time … Continue reading

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