Monday, February 28, 2011

Message for today -- You Can Do It!

Hi All, It's a rainy monday in Pittsburgh... end of February... well into the spring semester. I know lots of folks are tired. So today, I send you a simple message... whatever you are working on, you can do it! You may feel tired, ready for a break, ready for some sun....along with all that though, know that you can do it! So, one step at a time, make your way through your work, and you will reach your goal.

All the best!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekly grammar tip newsletter

Here is a guest post from my Antioch colleague, Jacquelyn McCray:

As a graduate student, I find it fascinating to learn, with some degree of regularity I might add, just how much I don’t know about the abundance of grammar and punctuation rules that exist. While I am forever wedded to the APA (6th Ed.) style manual, I also subscribe to for weekly grammar and writing tips. Here’s the most recent Weekly Grammar Tip on the use of past perfect tense and proper use of to be and to have been. Enjoy!

Thanks Jacquelyn!

Readers -- If you would like to contribute a guest post, please email me at

Have a good week!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tech Tools for Scholars

Here's an excellent article by Barbara Fister regarding which tech tools she thinks are most useful for students:

Cheering for you!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Time management: overcoming procrastination

Welcome to the new week! Here's a useful posting on understanding and preventing procrastination, from Penn State University.

Cheering you on!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Where have I been?

Hi All, Apologies for the gap in posting.... my students turned in their first major papers of the course on Monday and so I've been focused on reading those papers this week (that and a slew of meetings!). I'll get back here to the blog next week.

Be well!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Writing tip: Et al.: When and How?

Here is a helpful post from the APA Style Blog on citing works with multiple authors:

Happy Monday!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How to find a mentor

In a recent class, we got into a discussion about how to find a mentor. I think this is a common question among students, so decided to find a resource and post it here. This will help you get started:

Cheering you on in your work!

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