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20 Sentences said by All Grad Students

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 4.02.07 PMLooking for something to laugh and relate to? This Buzzfeed list of “20 Sentences Every Grad Student has Uttered” will have you smiling and nodding your head along as you read. Some of the best from the list include having to tell your younger relatives that you are in the 20th grade, and feeling guilty for relaxing. To read the whole list with a smile, click here. 

 

 

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How Dogs Make Grad School Better

Dog_walking_in_West_Park_-_geograph.org.uk_-_998126Feeling down about grad school? Maybe all you need is a furry friend to motivate you! This article discusses the positive changes that adopting a dog can make on the life of a grad student. These include better time management, healthier living and more socializing. Click here to find your own excuse to go out and find yourself a companion.

 

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Stand Up, Stay Awhile

UntitledAs students, hours are spent sitting at a desk to study, attend class, write essays – the list goes on. So what can this prolonged sitting do to your health? Experts say that even with appropriate activity levels incorporated into every day living, nothing can counter the detrimental effects of sitting for long periods of time. It is for that reason that it is recommended that individuals stand for 2-4 hours of their workday. To read more about the benefits of standing, and the harmful effects of sitting, click here.

 

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Why You Should Sleep in Grad School

UntitledBusy with school work? Think skipping out on sleep is a good way to catch up? Think again. Depriving yourself of sleep is not only unhealthy, but it may backfire in terms of productivity. This article outlines both short term and long term effects of lacking your Z’s, including:

          • Decreased accuracy of work
          • Reduced ability to make decisions
          • Increased blood pressure
          • Risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes

To read more of the justifications for getting your beauty sleep, click here.

 

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Surviving Graduate School With Kids

4888532947_535c5482aa_zBoth having children and completing graduate education are challenging on their own; so it is not surprising that the combination of the two can be exceptionally difficult. This article acknowledges this challenge while providing some tips and tricks on how to get through it. These include remaining open about having kids while remaining on task in your studies and using exceptional time management. To read the full article, click here. 

 

 

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All About Speed Reading

woman-notebook-working-girlSometimes getting through readings a little faster is all you would need to get them finished on time; but how successful is speed reading for your comprehension of texts? This article dives into the pros and cons of speed reading, as well as describing the different kinds of speed reading that exist. These include:

          • Skimming
          • Meta-Guiding
          • Rapid Serial Visual Presentation

Click here to learn about the different methods and the give and take relationship between speed and comprehension.

 

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5 Reasons to do a Professional Masters

GraduateNeed an extra push to apply for that Masters degree you’ve been considering? Here are 5 applicable reasons why this next step of professional development is likely a good idea. Whether you want to sharpen your skills or are simply looking for the most up-to-date knowledge, a professional masters degree is never a bad idea.

 

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