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What makes your best big class?

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Keeping on our teaching theme, this is one for the Teaching Fellows and TAs out there, and those aspiring to teach. At the beginning of a course I do a “best & worst classes” exercise where the students have the opportunity

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Addressy Occasions: On Greetings and Titles in Email

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Happy end-of-classes to those of our readership who are teachers, students, and both at the same time! As you know, we always take a couple of weeks off around the Winter holidays each year, so look forward to another post

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How to Choose a Supervisor Wisely

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This week I’m following up on Dustin’s post about (net)working smart, not hard, by reflecting on what it means to make a good or a bad choice on the core of your network: your supervisor. Last week Dustin used the

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Career Week for the Digital Age

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Career Week: October 19-23, 2015 – register here You probably keep hearing about Career Week – maybe you’ve heard your colleagues talking about it, or maybe you’ve seen posters about it on campus. You’ve definitely received emails alerting you to

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Learning a New Language – Guest Post by Dr. Erin Clow

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Last week guest blogger Dr. Erin Clow, of Queen’s Equity and Human Rights Offices, told you what kinds of experiences you can get as a graduate student to prepare you for an alt-ac career. This week she explains how to

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Hacking your Graduate Degree for Alt-Ac Potential – Guest Post by Dr. Erin Clow

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We’re so pleased today to bring you the first in a two-part guest post from Dr. Erin Clow, who is a recent graduate of the Political Studies PhD program at Queen’s University. While studying at Queen’s she was involved with

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Don’t know what you won’t know (about Orientation)

Our September series here at Gradifying is going to be all about Orientation; official events at Queen’s, getting to know the city as a new resident, and other things you want to know about when you’ve just picked up your

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Wikipedia, we need ya

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August is about teaching and learning – designing courses, TAing, all things pedagogic – with Orientation and other events thrown in as they come up. (These will be September’s focus more squarely). Apropos of designing three new courses this year,

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Speaking to Media: Tips from Broadcast Journalist Dalia Thamin

We have a treat for you this week: a media series guest post by broadcast journalist Dalia Thamin apropos of the recent media training workshop offered by the SGS and Communications Dept. Dalia is a Cultural Studies MA student who

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Grad Students Networking with Grad Alumni on LinkedIn

This month at Gradifying it’s social media month. Our orientations to social media are varied; without outing any of us, I’ll say that some of us find it perfectly natural to tweet and others of us are at least mildly

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Gradifying Poll

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How connected do you feel to a community of other graduate students at Queen's?