One blog I read regularly is by Leo Babauta, called zen habits. Essentially, he writes all about simplifying your life. A while ago, Scott Young was a guest blogger for Babuata’s website and wrote a post, The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done. I was greatly inspired by this piece and therefore want ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 3:06PM
By Thesis Whisperer
Have you given up a great full time job to do your PhD? Some of you might have done this fairly recently – what changes can you expect?
Jo Khoo is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Wollongong, Australi ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 3:03PM
A question that often comes up when I do campus workshops on work/life balance is how and when busy academic parents can find time to exercise. As we get older, it becomes increasingly important for us to exercise in order to stay healthy and keep our stress levels in check. I find time to exercise ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 2:59PM
A lot of writing advice tends to shift between write-when-inspired and write every day. In this blog post, Aya Nassar suggests that maybe we do not really need to choose...
It has been a while since my last two blog posts ‘Becoming kind to your ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 2:55PM
Strategies for making good use of your summer "break."
Florianne Jimenez is a PhD student in rhetoric and composition at UMass Amherst. She tweets via @bopeepery.
Remember when you actually used to look for ...
Posted Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 2:53PM
BY TIM MONSON
All through our early years and first forays into the world of education, we’re told time and time again that learning requires time, dedication, perseverance. We’re taught that it needs hours, and hours, and hours and while this is ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 12:39PM
by Kaitlin in Study Hacks
The language learning community has always been a huge proponent of the idea of immersion. In its most extreme form, this means relocating to The Netherlands (à la Benny of Fluent in 3 Months), but for most students, it ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 12:29PM
Google Research tackles the most challenging problems in CS and related fields. Being bold and taking risks is essential to what we do, and research teams are embedded throughout Google, allowing our discoveries to affect billions of users each day.
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 12:24PM
by Jason B. Jones
We live in distractible times, for bad reasons (cf. the news) and good (cf. Alto’s Odyssey, or the soccer ). It is common from time to time to feel that one’s ability ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 12:21PM
I used to work as a proofreader.
It wasn’t the most exciting job in the world, but it helped me become proficient at proofreading ads and documents very quickly.
Whenever possible, it’s always best to have someone else review your essay.
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 12:16PM
By Dan Schawbel
There are countless articles written about the importance of doing what you love and it’s how many of us define success. Most successful people I interview recommend “following your passion”, but there’s a dark side that is never ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 11:50AM
Student loans may be good debt because they are an investment in your future, but too much of a good thing can hurt you.
Students who graduate with too much debt are often forced to delay “life cycle” events, such as buying a car, getting married ...
Posted Monday, March 26th 2018 at 11:45AM
Why should you consider an advanced degree? How will you finance your graduate education? What program of study is the best fit for you?
For the answer to these questions and many more, attend Mississippi Valley State University’s Graduate Studies Expo to be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, ...
Posted Tuesday, February 27th 2018 at 11:40AM
by David Caolo
Last weekend I donated several books to the local collection box. Most were titles I had lost interest in, and a few were duplicates (don’t ask how I got multiple copies of one book). When I came home I researched how to proper ...
Posted Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 4:15PM
BY ANTON LUCAS
Experts widely believe that the demand for programmers is set to witness a dramatic increase over the following decade. While that may sound encouraging to tech professionals, non-technical employees must face the reality of being r ...
Posted Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 4:11PM
How to get motivated to write a thesis when you’d rather do anything else
1.Throw away your to-do list
“Work on chapter 1, read 5 papers, email supervisor to get feedback on manuscript, call aunt Mary for her birthday, figure out what to co ...
Posted Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 4:09PM
What to Expect and How to Prepare
For Students and Par
by Tara Kuther, Ph.D.
If you've received an invitation to interview at a graduate school of choice, congratulate yourself. You've made it to the short list of applicants under s ...
Posted Wednesday, February 21st 2018 at 4:05PM
When I was an undergraduate student, I had to take 5 classes in a foreign language to complete my degree.
I took classes in Spanish, classical Latin, and ancient Greek to fulfill my requirement – and needless to say – Im glad thats over with.
Ive literally spent hundreds of hours memorizing ve ...
Posted Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 12:48PM
As you all know, I’m fond of financial scorecards. While admitting their limitations, I like numbers and tools that allow you to compare your financial progress with other people.
I like credit scores, for instance, because they put a number on how you handle money — a number you can compare to A ...
Posted Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 12:27PM
BY ANTON LUCANUS
There has been an increased discussion about the relevance of GPA after graduation, specifically a Bachelor’s/Undergraduate degree. Most articles, however, offer only a one-sided opinion – some justify its importance, while others ...
Posted Monday, December 11th 2017 at 12:03PM
If you want to improve your chances of getting a great job after you graduate, you need to start creating an optimized LinkedIn profile while in school.
You see, an optimized LinkedIn profile can help recruiters find you when looking to hire interns or new college grads.
Here are four ways to ...
Posted Tuesday, November 21st 2017 at 10:54AM
by Anastasia Salter
My favorite tool for teaching game-making, interactive storytelling, and hypertext is Twine. I’ve talked here at ProfHacker about both Twine 1.x and Twine 2, and it’s my go-to recommendation for most classroom needs when some ...
Posted Tuesday, November 21st 2017 at 10:51AM
Google’s igniteCS student volunteer program is kicking off another year of computer science (CS) volunteering! For the past three years, university students around the US with a passion for computer science have gone into local K12 schools, spreading the excitement to the next generation about where ...
Posted Tuesday, November 21st 2017 at 10:47AM