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Graduate school resources

Write and finish your dissertation, create self-care systems, avoid burnout, and put your PhD to work

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How to Move to a New City (Again) and Settle In

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How to Rock Your First Semester of Graduate School

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Money Management for Graduate Students

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Work Life Balance in the Context of Power

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Finding and Seizing Career Opportunities

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Dealing with Rejection in Academia

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

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Resisting Academic Busyness and Taking Weekends Off

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Working Well with Dissertation Committee Members and Graduate Advisors

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Getting the Most Out of Writing Groups

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Building Your Professional Network and Community

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Fostering Intellectual Community in Your Academic Workplace

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Navigating Academic Conferences: Presenting, Socializing, Surviving

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Moving Tips for Academics

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Dissertation Help: Early Planning and Where to Start

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Dissertation Writing Tips: Organizing Your Dissertation Chapters

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Revising Seminar Papers into Publications

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Beat the Mid-Semester Slump and Get Back on Track

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Using Side Gigs to Explore Career Options

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Prepping for Alt-ac or Post-ac Careers in Graduate School

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Setting Summer Writing Goals

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Summer Motivation: Get Stuff Done while Enjoying the Season

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Surviving Job Burnout in the Academy and Beyond

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Deciding Whether to Finish Your PhD

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How to Get Re-Inspired by an Old Project

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Articles

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Embracing Academic Seasonality

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What to Do in Your First Semester of Graduate School

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Setting Healthy Boundaries in Academia

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Writing a Kick-Ass Conference Abstract or Proposal

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

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Performance Techniques to Make Your Academic Presentation Shine

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Understanding Conference and Journal Article Rejection

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Practical Strategies for Taking Notes

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Setting Realistic Writing Deadlines

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Preparing for Your Qualifying Exams (Beyond Studying)

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Rethink Your Relationship to Reading

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Making a Self-Care Plan for the Semester: Before, During, After

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How to Find a Good Mentor

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Finding Non-Academic Mentors, Regardless of Your Career Path

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How to Be a Good Mentee

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Mental Health in Academia: How Departments Can Support Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Making Career Decisions in an Era of Uncertainty

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Leading a Great Discussion Section as a Teaching Assistant

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Manage Grading without Getting Overwhelmed

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Teaching During the Summer: Challenges and Opportunities

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Staying Curious About Your Research

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Finding a Work Space Where You Can Thrive

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Finally Finish Your Dissertation: The Last Push

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Dissertating While Parenting: Not Such a Contradiction

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Jumpstarting an Interdisciplinary Oral History Project

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Apps to Boost your Academic Time Management and Productivity

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Podcast episodes

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Shanté Paradigm Smalls on How Meditation Can Help Your Dissertation Writing Practice

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E. Patrick Johnson on Creative and Writing Routines

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Spirituality and Writing Rituals

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Tala Khanmalek on Finding a Queer Femme of Color Writing Practice

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Manuel Cuellar on Building Transnational Community in Graduate School

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Sara Bernstein on How to Recover After Grad School Kills Your Self Esteem

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Marisol LeBrón on Rolling with the Punches When Natural Disasters Change Your Dissertation Research Plans

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