This collection of articles will offer tips and advice on making the most of your life during graduate school, from making ends meet to finding ways to relax.
We all know that online education saves students from commuting costs, traffic jams, and parking headaches. Distance learning also eliminates the hassle of lugging book bags across campus. But physical exertion isn’t always a bad thing – especially considering the medical concerns (high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease) that plague so many Americans. Below are some tips we’ve gathered from various health and fitness experts. Surprisingly simple and common sense measures can make a big difference when it comes to your overall health and wellbeing.
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The graduate student. Part bookworm, part superhero, and multi-tasker extraordinare. In any given day you’ve got to be in at least four places – home, school, library, and work – let alone the necessary cafes, grocery stores, gyms, and of course, entertainment spots, that make a well-rounded individual. In order to stay sane you’ve got to find a way to keep the chaos to a minimum, stay organized, and of course, attend to your basic daily needs like food, water, and sleep. Here are the five items that make that process a whole heck of a lot easier: 1. Calendar 2. Water Bottle
Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students by Dr. Donald C. Martin Deciding on whether to attend graduate school, determining where to apply, and then negotiating the application and acceptance process could easily have taken 1.5-2 years –and a lot of head-scratching and soul-searching.
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Many people entering their first year of graduate study experience anxiety over how they are going to pay for their education and make ends meet while they pursue their degree. There is no denying the fact that most graduate students do experience financial challenges, but there are several cost cutting solutions graduate students can employ to bank some extra savings before starting school. 1.Get a second job
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Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated August 2010 Moving to a new country can be a very stressful experience, and going there to attend graduate school only compounds the process. After all, this is not a vacation you're here for, so on top of all the normal difficulties associated with moving abroad, you will have graduate level schoolwork added to the mix. And if you're not careful, it could become overwhelming.
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By Stephanie Small, December 2013 What do you think of when you hear the term “grad school student”? For many, an image springs to mind of a harried individual juggling books, papers, a laptop, and a steaming hot latte or bottle of soda. And that caffeine is a key part of the picture. What would grad school be without caffeine? It keeps us going through those all-nighters and gets us up in the morning after minimal sleep. Bad news, though: over time, it wreaks havoc on your body. Here’s a summary of how caffeine functions:
Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated November 2010 As you’ve probably anticipated, graduate school is a major undertaking. And raising your kids, of course, is no small task. All together, the combined responsibilities of family, school and work can be overwhelming. Household chores quickly fall by the wayside. But a little parenting strategy can go a long way. Keeping your kids busy can simultaneously keep your house clean. Sound too good to be true?
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Goodbye summer, hello grad school Information compiled by the GradSchools.com team - last updated December 2010 After having spent a summer of leisure, reading books, watching esoteric movies, and spending time outdoors the time has finally come to gear up for graduate school. Sure, you'll miss your free time, and your daily dose of Maury, but the truth is, you're probably ready to get back to school and continue on your path towards greatness.
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In 2017, the Council of Graduate Schools released the results of its recent study on graduate program completion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM degrees). These results indicate that completion rates are increasing overall, rising between 6% and 8% during the three-year period studied. They are still well behind those in some others fields, however, most notably business. For example, 67 percent of MBA students completed their degrees after two years while only 41 percent of STEM degree students had finished their degrees in that same time frame.
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Successfully completing graduate school won't be easy, but that's no secret. Although the road to earning a master's degree will be challenging, it's well worth it. Plus, there are specific steps you can take to survive the experience. Plenty of people have graduated from advanced degree programs and been kind enough to write about their experiences in academia, including what they wish they knew when they were students. Here are a few pieces of advice that could help you thrive in graduate school. Money matters
by Stephanie Small Published May 1, 2013 Grad students on the go need fuel constantly. When you’re brainstorming ideal snacks, keep three things in mind: 1. Cheap. We all know most grad students are on a budget, and you need to get the most nutritional bang for your buck. 2. Healthy. Ever wonder why you’re ravenous after a study session? All that studying means you’re expending tons of energy. Give your body the most nutrients possible so that you can work, study, and perform effectively. 3. Tasty.
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If you're thinking of applying to graduate school, you may believe that pulling a few extra all-nighters to make sure you polish your papers and ace your tests is a worthwhile sacrifice in the name of admission to the school of your dreams. However, recent data has shown that trading in your pillow and blanket for a textbook and laptop too much not only won't help, but can actually be counterproductive to your goal of boosting your chances. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that cutting out sleep can be harmful to your academic prospects.
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