All posts tagged: academic reading

Meet and Greet: Brian Reese

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice / Uncategorized

As the fall semester comes to a close we want to take a moment to introduce you to masters student Brian Reese. Mareesa Miles: Hello Brian! Tell us about yourself! Brian Reese: I am a first-year MA student and a teaching fellow. I have strayed down many paths in my life until now. I slaved in restaurant kitchens for many years, worked as a silkscreen printer, a house painter, research assistant and data librarian, actor, […]

Learning to Read

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Lehigh Culture & Community

Directing a play is applied criticism (which is to say applied reading); the ballistics to the pure physics of literary theory. I feel qualified to say this (and what is qualification other than a feeling turned into a LinkedIn profile) because for the past two years, I operated, simultaneously, as an English graduate student, and as a playwright-director in New York City.

Review of Evernote

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Advice / Teaching

I am writing this post from Evernote, a note-taking app/software and organizational system. I had tried out Evernote a few years ago, when I got my iPad, but didn’t really see the practical utility; I was using it as a glorified legal pad. This seems to be a bit of a trend– academics try Evernote without considering its full utility only to be shocked by its awesomeness years later. On the sage recommendation of Prof. Suzanne Edwards, I gave […]

Tips on Surviving Coursework

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Co-written by Sarita Mizin and Dashielle Horn Coursework is the cornerstone of beginning graduate studies. It is usually the first thing we commit to when deciding to pursue anM.A. or Ph.D.. To continue the conversation already started by Jimmy on our blog ( ), we would like to offer some tips for handling the rigors of the graduate classroom.

Doctoral Exams Panic? Advice for Studying

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If you are anything like me, you process your anxiety by obsessing; when it comes to taking doctoral exams, this may mean obsessively googling and asking profs or fellow grad students for advice. If this is you, look no further! I’ve done the obsessing for you! I compiled a list of advice given to me, suggestions for note taking, and advice from across the internet for my own peace of mind while studying; if you […]