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Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center is provided to you by the Title V PPOHA Graduate Grant, Award #P031M190066. The purpose of the Graduate Student Center is to provide graduate students a dedicated, well-equipped space to study, collaborate, and access resources. The center provides both small group and one-on-one assistance with research, writing, and financial literacy. All services are available online and on-campus.

For additional questions, contact the Graduate Student Center Director,
Amanda “Mandy” Giust at agiust@albizu.edu.

Title V Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student center offers workshops in a variety of topics both in person and online. These workshops are meant to supplement what graduate students are learning in coursework as well as to clarify any processes or procedures for the university. To sign up for upcoming workshops visit our website: https://www.picktime.com/albizugraduatecenter  

Workshops are recorded and posted on Blackboard under the Portal T organization page.    

Writing Circles are small group sessions where graduate students can bring drafts and ideas to discuss and receive feedback. Space for writing circles is limited. Students can RSVP via the website https://www.picktime.com/albizugraduatecenter or by e-mailing agiust@albizu.edu 

The Graduate Student Center offers a variety of resources for graduate students to check out. Students can access the resources (including textbooks and laptops) by visiting the website https://www.picktime.com/albizugraduatecenter

The Graduate Student Center offers tutoring services for students who need assistance with research (i.e. selecting methodology, recruiting participants) and writing (i.e. organizing thoughts, writing dissertations or doctoral projects).

Tutoring sessions can be reserved by visiting our website: https://www.picktime.com/albizugraduatecenter

Dissertation, Doctoral Project, & Thesis

Fall 2020
August 24, 2020 Course Cancellation Deadline
Deadline to apply for Doctoral/Master's Comprehensive Exams
Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) - fee will apply
Deadline to apply for graduation
August 31, 2020 Classes and Practicum begin
September 5, 2020 Last day for dropping with 100% refund
September 18, 2020 Deadline to Submit Course Schedules
October 1, 2020 Deadline for Financial Aid Application
Oct 13 - 24, 2020 Mid-Term Exams
Oct 26 - Dec 1, 2020 Advisement & Registration for Spring 2021
November 10, 2020 Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations (Written)
November 18, 2020 Masters Comprehensive Examinations
December 2, 2020 Late registration fees apply from this day on
Dec 7 - 12, 2020 Final Exams
December 11, 2020 Dissertation/Doctoral Project Deadline

 

Spring 2021

December 30, 2020 Last day to apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) - fee will apply

Research & Writing Resources

Authorship

Whether you are considering publishing in a journal or presenting at a conference, authorship is an important thing to consider when working with others.

Authorship Tips:

  • Make sure you trust the people you are working alongside before agreeing to submit any work.
  • Remember that someone is only an author if they have contributed to the piece of writing.
  • Coercion authorship is unethical and should be reported.

 

Download the authorship infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about authorship? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

Ethical Writing Practices

Familiarizing yourself with the ethical implications of writing and citing sources can prevent major problems in graduate school.

Ethical Writing Tips:

  • Run your paper through a plagiarism checker such as such as Grammarly to prevent accidental plagiarism.
  • Double and triple check your sources before submitting any work. Ensure that all citations are present and correct.
  • Remember you are not required to put an author on your paper who has not contributed to it.

Download the ethical writing infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about ethical writing? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

 

Poster Presentations

At the graduate level, you will have many opportunities to showcase your work via a poster presentation. This is a great resume builder and good practice for future research.

Poster Tips:

  • Use one of the Albizu poster templates available in the Portal T on Blackboard.
  • Avoid putting too much text as it might be hard to read.
  • Consider using a handout if presenting at a conference. This is a great networking strategy.

Download the poster infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about poster presentations? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

Conference Proposals

As you conduct research, you may want to showcase it at conferences in your field of study. Submitting your work to a conference can be intimidating. Here a few tips to be successful.

Conference Proposal Tips:

  • Make sure your research aligns not only with the conference, but with their selected topics or strands.
  • Stay within the word counts for each section.
  • Have a colleague or tutor review your proposal before submitting it.
  • Select the format that works best with your research, however, be open to other formats.

Download the conference proposal infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about conference proposals? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

 

 

Publications

At the graduate level, publishing is always encouraged. Understanding the process can help you have more success as an author.

Publishing Tips:

  • Select a journal that aligns with the purpose of your paper.
  • Check the author guidelines on the journal website for information on formatting and deadlines.
  • Only submit a manuscript to one journal at a time. If it is not accepted for publication, then you may submit to a different journal.

Download the publishing infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about publishing? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

Professional Writing

Graduate students need to understand the basic concepts of professional writing to align with APA formatting as well as produce high quality work.

Professional Writing Tips:

  • Avoid being too wordy. Get right to the point.
  • Put all research in your own words – even if it sounds a little choppy. Remember you can revise what you write later.
  • Read your paper out loud to another person to make sure it flows.
  • Get the information down on paper first. Then, go back and change vocabulary or grammar.

Download the professional writing infographic by clicking here.

The Title V PPOHA Graduate Student Center is here to help you work on you professional writing skills. Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

 

Research Questions & Hypotheses

Starting any research project can seem like a daunting task. It is good practice to come up with your research questions and hypotheses before you begin.

Research Questions and Hypotheses Tips:

  • Questions and hypotheses must address all variables in the study.
  • Questions must be specific and measurable.
  • Hypotheses must be supported by findings from the literature.

Download the research questions and hypotheses infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about research questions and hypotheses? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

Method

The following resources will assist you in determining which method to use for your research projects.

Empirical Vs. Non-Empirical Research

Before beginning any research project, you will need to determine if you will be using empirical or non-empirical research methods.

Empirical & Non-Empirical Research Tips:

  • Always select a type of research that is best for your project.
  • Non-empirical is not equivalent to “easy.”
  • Make sure you have enough time and resources to complete the research.

Download the empirical vs. non-empirical infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about empirical and non-empirical research? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

 

Experimental Vs. Non-Experimental

If you are conducting an empirical study, then the next step is to determine if your research is experimental or non-experimental.

Experimental & Non-Experimental Research Tips:

  • Determine your variables in the study first.
  • Always select a type of research that is best for your project.
  • Make sure you have enough time and resources to complete the research.

Download the experimental vs. non-experimental infographic by clicking here.

Have additional questions about experimental or non-experimental research? Schedule a meeting with a tutor by clicking here.

 

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