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About Adelaide9216

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    2017 Fall
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    MSW (Thesis Option)
  1. Yes, I agree with rising_star. I was told that when you're at the graduate level, you pick your university of study by choosing a researcher that specifically works on what you want to study. And that's how you decide where you apply. Maybe you should read what some researchers have written on your topic and base your decision off that. But I might be wrong, I am a very early graduate student. Some people here are definetely more experienced with these things. Good luck!
  2. Yes, I already started an EndNote Library with newspaper articles and other things that I came across. It's a good thing that my research topic is a hot topic in the media at the current moment, lots of stuff happening!
  3. Thank you for your reply. I guess I still have to figure out what works best for me. Now, I am trying doing 2-3 hours chunks two/three times a day with breaks in between and it seems to be working so far.
  4. Hello, I got my first job as a real RA this summer. I have to work 21 hours per week. Hours are extremely flexible, I mostly work from home. The thing is that, as a new graduate student, I haven't found my routine yet and I struggle with procrastination/motivation as this research topic for this job is unrelated to my master's thesis topic. Any tips or advice on how I should proceed to be able to complete 21 hours a day?
  5. I am presenting on June 1st. A little nervous, but since I am used to public speaking, it helps feeling a little bit more confident. What are the big no-no's and faux-pas to avoid while talking to the jury about my poster? I feel a little intimidated because I haven't even started my master's yet, and most of the other contestants have already done poster presentations in the past.
  6. Thanks I'm proud because when I initially started university, I thought I was not smart enough to succeed! lol
  7. I found a solution : printing the pp slide directly from PowerPoint. It worked.
  8. Yay! I graduated from my BSW with Distinction!
  9. Does anyone know how to improve the resolution of an image/slide from PowerPoint? It's for my handout. I have a smaller version of my poster on it (on a Word document) after recommendation of my professor, but I don't know how to make it look clear and readable. I just took a screenshot of my slide while it was in full screen. Thank you,
  10. I agree for Mac computers. I bought a MacBook Air when I got into college, so that was back in 2013 and it still works, it's pretty amazing. I also bought a planner from Blueline last week. It was a bit pricey, but it has everything I need (weekly view on one page with each day divided by hour, a place for a to-do section, and monthly calendar at the beginning of each month). I think I am going to use it a lot, I spent a lot of time shopping for an appropriate planner. I would also add that at my university, students are given antivirus and other types of programs (Office 365, etc.) at no cost or are paid through your student fees. So it would be worth a shot to take a look at what programs/softwares are being offered by your university.
  11. I heard that it's harder to get CGS-M than the doctoral scholarship from SSHRC. Is that true?
  12. I have a question. I am looking at different guides online on how to structure a scientific article for a journal. I am currently in the process of writing my first one, for a student contest with the results of a case study that I will also be presenting at a conference later this month. I am now at the Discussion section, and I find it a little bit hard.... basically, what I am trying to do is connecting my case study results with relevant literature that already exists that "proves" what has been highlighted in the case study. Am I doing this the right way? I am also unsure of how to go about for the Abstract section (less than 200 words).
  13. At my university, since they are the ones who are going to be managing the award, I had some forms to fill up and give to them. Maybe it's the same or a similar process for you.. I would ask your financial aid departement at your university.
  14. But I must say that I live with a high anxiety level on a daily basis. I still function and manage to do everything I need to do and I even go beyond, but I'm an anxious person especially when it comes to school and my professional life. Ironically, my anxiety makes me work harder because I am terribly afraid of professional failure. I have very very high expectations for myself and I am an overachiever. I know it is not always healthy but that's how I've managed to cope with a lot of trauma in my life so far and I guess it's healthier than drinking (which I don't do, by the way) or doing something that could be terribly self-destructive for me.
  15. Yes. I have struggled with mental health issues, but it has not affected my ability to study and pursue higher education. I am not saying it never will but the way it manifests for me since childhood has never hindered me from succeeding in school. But just to say that it is hard, but it's possible.