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Mason Grad Insider’s Guide to Publishing: Part 2

February 24, 2017

Austin Deray

This week’s Insider continues our publishing series.[i]  Last week, we went over the first three steps of publishing: Step 1: Identify your audience; Step 2: Familiarize Yourself; and Step 3: Know the Guidelines. This week we will continue our guide into publishing with steps 4-6. Let’s get started!

Step 4: Follow these General Rules and Guidelines

Besides knowing the style guidelines for specific disciplines (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA), there are some specific rules and guidelines to keep in mind when publishing.

Before submitting, read and follow the instructions for authors provided by the particular journal you are targeting (see the journal’s web page for these instructions). For …

Mason Grad Insider’s Guide to Publishing: Part 1

February 17, 2017

Austin A. Deray

For this week’s Insider, we’ve decided to focus on both an academic and a professional issue: publishing.[i]  Most think the hardest part of the publishing process is writing the perfect article, review, or chapter excerpt; however, I’ll be honest that it is just the beginning. What can be the longest, most heart-crushing, and most exhausting bit of the process is the journal selection and publication process.

This all being said, I thought it would be help to go through a quick look, a beginner’s guide if you will, to publishing as a graduate student.

Step 1: Identify Your Audience

An easy, but often overlooked, step is to …

Master Networking and Dining Etiquette at Mason’s Annual Graduate and Professional Student Event

February 10, 2017

By Lori Cohen Scher and Julie Choe Kim

Have you ever attended a professional cocktail hour where you had to manage holding a drink glass, a plate, a fork AND had to shake someone’s hand and exchange business cards?

Have you ever dined with a potential employer and noticed she had a piece of spinach stuck in her front tooth?

Have you ever gone to a networking event all by yourself and walked into a crowded room where there was no one there you knew?

These common, and not to mention awkward, moments happen to us all.

As graduate and professional students, there is no doubt your professors, advisers, or career …