The Chronicle of Higher Education just published a great note with tips and advice for folks entering graduate school. (Thanks to Jamylle Carter for sharing!) The tips apply equally well to undergraduate students, and are great for us all to keep in mind as we start a new school year.
Written by David Shorter, the article encourages students to:
- prepare an exit strategy;
- remember that every act is professional;
- seek teachers, mentors and advisors (who may be distinct);
- prioritize your “actual” work;
- recall the importance and function of letters of recommendation;
- be mindful of, and work deliberately to improve, your writing; and
- remember to have fun!
You can read the full article and leave comments for the author here.