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Graduate students at convocation

Progressing Towards Degree Completion

The tabs below link to several resources that may help you as you plan to complete a graduate degree program and to maintain steady and timely progress.

Different people have different strategies and approaches that work for them – explore some of the ideas and insights that individuals have found effective and see what works for you.



Student Resources: Planning

Preparing and Formatting Your Thesis - A guide to preparing your thesis or dissertation for submission to QSpace, Queen's Research Repository

View the video on "How to Deposit Your Thesis to QSpace"

Finding a Partner for Your PhD (AAAS, 2009) - Tips for evaluating graduate programs to find the right match. Geared to science programs but also useful for other program areas..

Handbook of Graduate Supervision. University of British Columbia Faculty of Graduate Studies - This is written more for the student than the supervisor.

What They Don’t Teach You in Graduate School - A no-nonsense article by Paul Gray and David E. Drew from Inside Higher Ed (2005).

Student Resources: Finishing in a Timely Manner

The Thesis Manager (from SASS) is a useful planning tool that can help you feel in control and manage your time in graduate school.

The Balanced Researcher - Advice on time management, delegating, making time for writing and more from VITAE.

21 Rules of Getting Your PhD Done Quickly (2012) - University of Central Lancashire, UK Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine Group.

Tips for PhD Students - General information and basic tips from a group of PhD students from Utrecht University, Holland.

How to Avoid Predatory Publishes & Conferences

A hot topic for graduate students.  See some of the resources Queen's Library has to assist you.