Monthly Archives: October 2010

Resources for Writing Mathematics

by Branden Stone As a graduate student, a lot of my time is spent on solving problems, but not much time is devoted to the writing of mathematics. This is an important subject; especially if you wish for others to … Continue reading

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Strategies for taking effective notes

By Diana Davis When I got to graduate school, one of the strangest things was all of the crazy ways that my fellow students were taking notes. I had never seen such notes! In my undergrad classes at Williams, everyone … Continue reading

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The Importance of Making Time for “Real World” Activities in Grad School

Guest post by¬†Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of¬†online college courses. As any graduate student knows, the world of academia is an insular and somewhat bizarre one. We don’t dress up, we sleep at odd hours, and our meals, … Continue reading

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Chalkboard Mechanics

by Derek Smith I participated in a departmental training session for first-time teaching assistants during my first week at UCSB. It showed me that I need improvement in some areas, despite many hours of tutoring and giving presentations. In particular, … Continue reading

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