Posts Tagged 'graduate studies'

Finding a Supervisor for Graduate Studies

Finding a Supervisor for Graduate Studies

This post is the second of a series of two about defining a master’s degree research project and finding a supervisor. Read the first part about initial steps to follow here. Also have a look at Melissa Venable’s Should You Get a Master’s Degree? to learn about other important elements to consider.

So, you want to get a master’s degree?

So, you want to get a master’s degree?

You’re interested in a topic and you’d like to start a master’s degree to be able to explore it. Great! But where to begin?

Before you start filling out applications for universities, there are two very important things you need to do, the first of which I’ll address today and the second in a coming post.

1. You need to clarify what you’ll work on;

2. Decide whom you want to work with.

Helpful apps for Students

Helpful apps for Students

Taking notes during classes, lectures and conferences help you stay focused and assimilate information. Writing your ideas can also help you organize your thoughts, which is helpful when working on a paper or a project.

I use notebooks and my iPad to take notes and create illustrations to document my thought process. Although many applications and other software are available for Google chrome, iPad, computers, other tablets and smartphones, in many cases for free, the majority of them simply don’t cut it. Over the past year I have tested quite a few and have identified 3 that I think are pretty great. They are free, but one requires in app-purchases.