Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Dissertation Writer’s Retreat

In light of the fact that the application deadline–Friday, June 8, 2012–is fast approaching for the Writing Studio’s Dissertation Writers’ Retreat (which will be held July 9-13, 2012,  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), we thought we’d devote this post to information about … Continue reading Continue reading

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When Urizen is constantly referred to as God

This might be a pretty late post on this topic. I remembered that in class we talked about Blake’s reception and I raised the example that even English teacher in a good high school is reading the famous picture of Urizen in The Ancient of Days as God the Almighty. And Urizen’s act of systemizing and […] Continue reading

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How to Write: Finding Space I

One of the things I have been struggling with lately is finding a good place to write.  For me the location directly correlates to how much (quality) work I can accomplish.  I need to have background noise, but not too … Continue reading Continue reading

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Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

A teaching philosophy (also known as a statement of pedagogy, a teaching statement, and a host of other titles) is a tricky document. It should simultaneously encapsulate your ideas about effective teaching, but also map out the ways in which … Continue reading Continue reading

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Working with your Dissertation Advisor

Since the first day I met them, my dissertation co-chairs have inspired in me a mixture of awe and fear.  They’re experts in their fields, produce amazing work, and seem to get more done in a day than I can … Continue reading Continue reading

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Getting Started

Where do I start? Congratulations, you’re ready to start writing your dissertation! Now you need to determine how to proceed on a project unlike any other you have done. Don’t panic! We’ve compiled a bunch of helpful advice from people who … Continue reading Continue reading

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Summer Strategies

  So now it’s finally summer, the season we’ve all been waiting for, when we’ll do all the work we’d been planning to do over the course of the past two semesters, but somehow never got around to. If you’re … Continue reading Continue reading

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