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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

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Getting around to actually writing is often the hardest part of the PhD, especially if you’re working at a part-time job at the same time, and your other commitments are getting in the way. For myself, research is the fun part that lets

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On Celebrating 2018 and Welcoming 2019

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With 2018 more than a week behind, I’m sure that most of us are focused on making 2019 our best year to come. I have to admit that I found 2018 to be a difficult year. I had to deal

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Highly Effective Study Habits

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This blog is co-authored by our guest blogger Dylan Ermacora. Dylan is currently pursuing his MSc in epidemiology at Queen’s University and has an academic background in both psychology and social work from the University of British Columbia. Dylan is

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Where do I start? Strategies for writing effectively

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Reading and writing are key components of life, curiosity, inquiry, and learning. Writing, in particular, is an important skill that is at the foundation of graduate student learning and professional life. However, writing is not easy; it is a lifelong

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Surviving Archive Fever

A photograph of some documents from a recent trip to the archives

In Jacques Derrida’s book Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (1996) he writes about the French idiom mal d’archive (archive fever) explaining that this idea is more than simply suffering from a sickness but it is – “to burn with a passion. It is never to

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Q&A with Tanya Tran of TEDxQueensU

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We’re so pleased to bring you a special Q & A with Tanya Tran, who is a licensee and Advisory Board Chair for TEDxQueensU. Tanya is also a current PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University. Lets hear more

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Delivering in a Time Crunch

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As productive as we may like to be, sometimes life gets in the way. We may find ourselves taking energy shots late night to power through a massive assignment or to finish a project due in a few hours. I

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Doing Food, Together

Amy Wong's talk, titled Coming together, making space, at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

It was a rainy Saturday evening, the last of the month, and I was feeling the wear of what had seemed an especially drawn-out October. Still, I made my way to Modern Fuel for a performative talk by artist Amy

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Goal-setting and Occupational Planning: Designing Your Ideal Career

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  Some of us feel comfortable going with the flow, not having a preconceived plan or a vision, and we can get lucky doing that. For instance, my undergraduate thesis supervisor had an interesting, non-linear career path. He did his

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Graduate Students Read with Queen’s Reads

A student reading Scarborough at one of the Reading Nooks held in October

This past summer I received an email asking if I’d like to get involved with the Queen’s Reads program. I had heard of the program before – a university-wide common reading program with one book chosen each year – and I remembered

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