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Which Celebrity Professor Are You?

The academic world is full of brilliant minds who are known for their charisma and engaging lectures. Take a moment to complete our quiz below and find out which celebrity professor matches your teaching style!

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8 Brilliantly Funny Academic Paper Titles

Writing research and academic papers takes a lot of time and effort, but who said that academic papers have to be dull? A little humor or clever pun can go a long way to grabbing the reader's attention or creating buzz around your paper. So, live a little! Here are eight brilliant paper titles that prove a little fun never hurt anyone’s academic career.

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7 Ways Ph.D. Research Has Changed Over the Last Few Decades

PhD Now and Then, a Retrospective. In the academic world, earning a Ph.D. is the ultimate accomplishment. In the United States, only 1.2% of the population takes their education to this level. There’s a good reason why Ph.D. graduates are so rare. Ph.D. programs are notoriously difficult requiring major time commitments, strict deadlines, and stringent research requirements. Over the last few decades, technology and the way information is shared has transformed the traditional Ph.D. program. Here are 7 ways Ph.D. research has changed, for better or worse.

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Navigating the Post-Pandemic Online Education Paradigm

The word “paradigm” frequently appears in this discussion. Think of the word as representing a set of habits and routines that characterize the beliefs and actions of large human communities. When a paradigm changes, a whole set of routines and assumptions change as well. Shifting paradigms may seem difficult, but often carry great benefits to the communities involved. .

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Best Reference Manager Considerations

In the world of research, managing references is a notoriously cumbersome task. You do not want to be bogged down with tracking your references and citations when you would rather synthesize brilliant insights. In this article you will learn how to distinguish good from great reference managers.

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7 Tips to Help You Balance Graduate Studies and Romance

Going to grad school requires hard work and commitment, and you can expect to spend many hours endeavoring to complete assignments, conduct research, and write papers. Most students must manage their schedules carefully, surrendering some undisciplined freedoms previously available. While such rigor sounds miserable and lonely, it doesn’t have to be so. Here's our seven tips to balance research and romance.

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11 Tips on Getting References for Grad Schools

For graduate schools, these letters of recommendation are a vital part of the application package that helps admissions understand a student. But more, letters of recommendation often provide insight into an applicant’s potential in graduate-level study.

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Surviving Grad School

You finally made it through college, and now you are taking the next steps in your education; grad school. It is exciting. There is a lot to relish, but it is not all roses and it is starkly unlike your undergrad experience

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