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Thoughts from your Gradifying Writers

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As you know the last couple of weeks have been difficult ones here in Canada and around the world as we all take precautions against the spread of COVID-19, and as we adjust to the new normal that involves the cancellation

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Lessons Learned from Working at Home: Grad School in the Time of Covid19

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Image by: Danile Levis Pelusi

Like many students reading this, I’ve spent most of the last week practicing social distancing and rather than going to the library or my study carrel in Ontario Hall, I’ve been working from home. Given the current state of things,

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Fun, Fancy, Close By, and Cheap?

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As graduate students, its easy to get caught up in all the work and lose the sense of the work-life balance. The Isabel Bader Centre is the perfect spot to do something fun or even to just do your work

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Keeping a Reading Journal

My personal reading journal above the 50th parallel.

When I first started my PhD I came across a blog post called “managing the #phd- keep a reading journal” written by Pat Thomson. Dr. Thomson is a Professor of Education in the School of Education at The University of

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The Professor Is In

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Last semester while panicking about all the grant applications I had to write, a friend recommended that I read Dr. Karen Kelsky’s book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job. I usually have

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The Search in Finding Housing: A Never Ending Hunt?

Photograph by Eli Pousson, 2018 March 6.

Happy New Year to all! The holidays may be behind us, but the saying ’tis is the season is still pertinent for many students. Why? This is definitely the season for house hunters! The first few months of 2020 are critical for finding

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Looking back on the year

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When the year starts, you can’t know where it will take you or how it will shape you. It is often worth it to take a few moments to reflect on how far you’ve come. When I look back on

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Trails in Kingston

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As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, winter is finally here. Time really flies this semester, and I’m sure people are busy with exams and can’t wait for the Christmas holiday! As someone who was born in a

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Welcome to the New Gradifying Writers!

The Oslo Opera House was completed by Snøhetta architects. Snøohetta also constructed the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, ON

I’m so excited to say that we’ve got a few new writers joining us on our team – Hannah Darvin, Chloée C. Godin-Jacques and Jiahui Shen! Over the next couple of days you’ll see their profiles go up on our “Profiles

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Finding the “so what”

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When you’re grading undergraduate essays, one of the most recurring issues you may come across is a student not taking their argument far enough. They’re stating a point that they’re attempting to prove, but going no further, they have no

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