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Life as a Graduate Student
Your Professional Development
Your Social Life
Especially for International Students
schedule of courses
Post information, resources, and tips for completing various program components on the corresponding pages below.
Annual Evaluation Form
- Fill this out at the end of each year with your advisor
- Link to TE program forms
- The overview of what you need to do while you're here
Schedule of Courses
Thinking Strategically About the PhD Process
Thinking Beyond the Dissertation
- An insightful article designed to help beginning doctoral students think strategically about their doctoral work
Things SOMEONE Should Tell You
del.icio.us - Use it to bookmark and annotate your favorite sites - you can access it from anywhere.
Diigo is even more powerful and allows you to annotate and highlight right on the webpages--privately or publicly.
Google Scholar - If you don't know it, start using it--and take the time to learn about its advanced features!
- A good place to search for journal articles
MSU Proxy Server - Allows you to have access to journal articles you could normally only access while on campus from anywhere.
Zotero - Don't bother with Endnote--Zotero is free, flexible, works beautifully with Firefox, and can handle your literature, your data, and multimedia!
Put EVERYTHING into Zotero, keep your notes on each article you read in Zotero, and take the time to tag your notes and attach the PDFs. It will save you TONS of time when you finally get to the dissertation stage.
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