As we wrap up the school year and head into our summer projects and preparation for fall (hopefully after taking some time off) we asked our friend and productivity techie Jenel Cavazos some questions about the kinds of tools that she favors for keeping organized, scheduling, and communicating. Here is what she had to say!
Using Podcasts for Content
Podcasts are one of the main ways that I keep up-to-date on news and research in psychology. They give me a chance to learn about topics outside my field, all while keeping me hands free. This allows me to learn about the world around me while commuting to school, working on monotonous data tasks, or doing chores around the house.
After Ciara’s post on using YouTube videos in the classroom, I thought about putting together a list of podcasts for the classroom. Podcasts could be used as a tool for students, to help them make the most of students’ increasingly busy schedules.
[Read on for more podcast resources!]
Guest Post: First Year Reflection
Guest Contributor: Dr. Brian Day, Butler University
My charge is to write something of a reflection about my first year as a tenure-track faculty member. As I sit here, on the same day I submitted my final grades for the spring semester, officially done with my first year, my viewpoint is not one of backward-looking reflection, but rather forward-looking excitement. Alas, some reflection is in order, especially to explain why I am so excited for the future.
When applying to graduate school, the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting schools and moving parts to keep track of when you're getting organized for submitting the applications. Below, we've compiled a list of dos and don'ts that could help and hurt you during the application process.
When deciding where to go to graduate school, students often ask questions about where to apply. Some students express interests in Ivy League universities, attracted to the prestige. Some students confine their applications to universities close to home. Other students have a wide pool of applications, focusing on research and faculty interests.
To help undergraduates that are considering to apply to graduate school, we asked current graduate students at The University of Texas at El Paso to weigh in on the factors that guided their decisions for where to apply to school.
This week, The Novice Professor is going to put out series of posts geared towards undergraduates, particularly undergrads interested in applying to graduate school. Below are some links and information that undergraduate psychology majors may find useful. Many of the links can also be found in our Resources Section, including helpful information about studying, careers, and graduate programs, for both psychology majors and non-psychology majors alike!
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