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Looking back on the year

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

Posted in Community, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Student Perspective, Time off, Transitioning, Uncategorized

Trails in Kingston

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

Posted in Community, Events, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Kingston, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Welcome to the New Gradifying Writers!

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

Posted in Community, General, Group Post, Kingston, leaders, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

Finding the “so what”

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

Posted in Archives, Overwork, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

Your Graduate Student Life Online

When I start a new job, move to a new place, or start a new project, the first thing I do (as may be common among graduate students) is to research. I go on to facebook and I follow every

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New School Year, New Beginnings

Gradifying is back for the new school year! To you graduate students who spent your summers in Kingston, I hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and take breaks from your work by going for a swim

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Review of Gradifying 2018-2019: See you in 2019-2020

Hello everyone, I think I can speak for the rest of bloggers in saying that this year has been an enlightening experience. Thanks to all of you for tuning into our thoughts, rants, and concerns about the graduate school experience.

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A reading for grad students

This is my final post for the year, and my last chance to make good on an offhand pitch I made to a friend and fellow grad student near the start of this blogging cycle—a collective reading for grad students

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What might academic writing learn from text messages?

Writing has, understandably, received its share of attention on this blog. Among the current roster of writers, Isabel shares her experience with finding those 15 minutes a day to write the dissertation (not to work on, but to write). On

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Making Kingston Home

While Kingston is known for having one of the highest restaurants per capita of Canadian cities, it also unfortunately has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Ontario. Many of you may know this from personal experience as finding a

Posted in Home, New Students, Uncategorized

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