Many of you may be using social media to either write or post pictures. But writing for a blog or trying to have the best Instagram feed can sometimes be hard, or maybe we just need a little help to get to the next level. This is why Skillsets will present two workshops next month (November): Jumpstart… Read More Do you want to increase your writing and photography skills?
Last year, I was a TA for the second time, and in a new course. I had to read a whole bunch of new articles for the conferences (discussions in little groups) and I attended almost all the lectures since I didn’t know the material. I learned a lot, I worked a lot. This year, YES!,… Read More New year, same TAship
I remember two years ago, I was on the verge of finishing reading my list of 200 books for my comprehensive exams. I then had to prepare for three written exams and one oral exam. At the beginning of the process, I thought that taking the exams would frighten me. But no. The evening before… Read More I found comprehensive exams… easy
As Laura and Sophie wrote about (and as you are certainly aware), it’s the beginning of a new academic year! I like to try, at least, to prepare myslef for the term. I want to be able to manage research, my TAship, extracurricular activities and have family time. Here are my few tips for that: I always… Read More Some tips to start a new academic year
I learned when I was in Classical Studies that Aristotle used to teach while walking in Lycée. I remember that story because in French «peripateticism» refers both to a philosophical school and a prostitute. I found that link interesting. This story came back to me when I was writing my M.A. thesis. Once I had intense… Read More Walking for thinking
I am nearly there. There: the place in time and space where I shall open a new white page on Word to start writing my thesis. I still have some research to do, books to read, but I think that I can do that while putting my ideas on paper. I guess it will help… Read More How to write a thesis?
Je viens de terminer un mois et demi de stage à Paris. Je suis à Rome pour quelques recherches, avant de revenir à Montréal. J’avais une liste de manuscrits à consulter absolument à la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). Certains ont été de belles découvertes. Un autre particulièrement a été plus décevant. Il s’agissait d’un… Read More Au détour de la recherche, les surprises
While travelling for my research, I discovered something interesting: the notion of a «library» (aka, my second home) is not the same thing everywhere. By living in Québec all my life, I had this vision of a library as a place where anybody, adult or kid, can go and consult books. With a card, those… Read More A story of libraries and travels
You will say that I don’t know what I want, and maybe it’s true. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how having children is sort of slowing me in my studies. And it’s still true, since months away from school when I was on maternity leave definitely didn’t help me to read and write.… Read More Children and productivity : for the better or the worst?
J’écrivais récemment que j’étais un peu perdue et que je me considérais comme un petit escargot dans mes recherches. Serait-ce le retour du soleil, la fin de la session ou juste le hasard des choses: là, en ce moment, tout va bien. J’en profite. J’ai passé la dernière session à tout planifier pour partir en stage… Read More Je croise les doigts et touche du bois: la recherche va bien