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Campus Resources: Knowing Who to Ask for Help

September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

By Kelly Pedersen

At Mason there are numerous resources to assist students with academic and personal issues that may come up during the course of their studies. These resources, staffed by trained professionals, are designed to assist students with issues that often arise in graduate school. Part of being a successful student is knowing who to ask for help and where to go for assistance.

Student Health Services:

We have clinics on all of our campuses with physicians and nurses who can diagnose and treat many common injuries and illnesses. They also can provide immunizations, fill prescriptions and address women’s and men’s health issues. There is no charge to speak …

Communicating With Your Professor: How to Write an Email

September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015

By Kelly Pedersen

You’re preparing for one of your first assignments in graduate school. You’ve bought your books, you have done the reading, and you are sitting down to start your paper. You realize that you don’t quite understand something about the assignment and want to ask your professor a question. It’s time to fire off a quick email right? Wait! First make sure that you understand the rules of email etiquette.

A common complaint among college and graduate school professors is inappropriate communication from their students. One of the most consistent issues is the proper use of email. Many students grew up texting in shorthand and …

Welcome to the Mason Grad Insider!

September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015

Greetings, Mason graduate students, and welcome to the inaugural post on the Mason Grad Insider blog! The purpose of this blog, sponsored by Graduate Student Life and University Life Arlington, is to connect with graduate students and communicate useful tips for success as well as resources for graduate students across the Mason campuses.

Posted weekly, the blog will cover a variety of topics, from writing and studying strategies, to balancing school, work, and family life, to current issues facing graduate students as they navigate their path towards earning a graduate degree. We hope you find this blog informative and relatable to your graduate school experiences. If you …