Style Guide on Formatting a Research Paper Resource from The MLA Style Center

 Modified: December 11, 2019 at 4:58 am

Here is a great resource for a guide on how to style your academic research paper the MLA way.

Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Screenshot of The MLA Style Center Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association Website
Accessed: 10 Dec 2019
Source: https://style.mla.org/formatting-papers/

Formatting a Research Paper

Source: style.mla.org/formatting-papers/  (the link opens in a new tab).

Points to Consider About Potential Graduate Programs Before You Enroll

 Modified: December 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Despite “The 3 Most Important Questions Every Prospective Grad Student Must Face,” an article published on October 16, 2019, being geared towards a scholarly, academic discipline other than English, it was worth the time it took to read and reblog about. I know I would like to go to graduate school, something that neither of my parents did, and it sometimes seems somewhat daunting without a sort of direction to guide me for how to select a school besides figuring out what I want to specialize in, even this early on while I am about to start my second bachelor’s degree. I will be at grad school down the line and should try to give myself every advantage for its preparation and completion that I can.

After reading this, I see how it totally makes sense to not only research the coursework and specializations for graduate and Ph.D. school, but, like this article mentions, a key point to focus on is how I and potential advisors and faculty interact with each other to determine if we are good fits (he mentions if it feels right in your gut). To regroup myself, keep my life and work/school spheres centered and balanced, and get some downtime to recharge, relax, and keep my mental health going strong, the article also points to how one should assess external factors like the climate and environment around your graduate program, and even talk with current new and senior students to get a feel for how things are on campus from the student’s perspective.

For LGBTQ+ that are seeking special housing arrangments and accommodations, it is likely wise to inquire about those particulars during a campus visit or in a conversation with a housing coordinator.

Thanks, Ethan Siegel for “The 3 Most Important Questions Every Prospective Grad Student Must Face (the link opens in a new tab). Follow Ethan at his Twitter @StartsWithABang  (the link opens in a new tab) and his website startswithabang.com  (the link opens in a new tab).

The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholars Series: Emily N. Smith

 Modified: October 31, 2019 at 2:24 pm

An episode of Spotify’s podcast “The Big Rhetorical Podcast.” This episode is “The Big Rhetorical Podcast Episode 09: Emerging Scholar Series: Emily N. Smith (the link opens in a new tab) by Charles Woods. Find The Big Rhetorical Podcast on Twitter @thebigrhet  (the link opens in a new tab) and Facebook at facebook.com/thebigrhet/  (the link opens in a new tab).

Facebook Federal Student Aid Snippet of a Budgeting Article for 2019 Needs and Wants

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Source: facebook.com/182616238486183/posts/2517310461683404  (the link opens in a new tab).

More information for post-secondary students on student loans can be found at studentloans.gov  (the link opens in a new tab).