November 9, 2023 Applying for graduate programs can be a daunting task, especially given the variance in what each program requires its applicants to submit. This blog post seeks to guide you through the application process by providing a step-by-step list that summarizes the main components common to most applications. 1. Find programs you’re interested in Before… View Article
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June 8, 2023 Want to achieve maximum impact with your technical photographs? This blog post describes how to conceptualize and capture your images. I sat down in the hard, wooden chair with my laptop on the table angled so that both of us could see the screen. It was the first time I was going to have… View Article
April 24, 2023 Building a personal website for the first time or feeling stuck on how to fill in content? This post shares ways to use the MIT Commkit archives to build your website! Personal websites can serve as engaging resumes, helpful research documentation, personal blogs, and many other possible functions. A website might combine all these… View Article
January 19, 2023 The purpose of a literature review is to generate a state-of-the-art overview for a particular topic. This requires identifying the most relevant papers to the topic at hand and crafting a story about how the papers are related to one another. This can be a challenging endeavor without some way to strategize and organize the… View Article
August 22, 2022 When it comes to technical writing, everyone has their own style, usually crafted during years of previous schooling. Regardless of style, effective technical writing shares a certain charisma which comes off the page. As a reader, this might manifest as a feeling of effortless comprehension, or a feeling that the writer is walking you through… View Article
August 22, 2022 Slide presentations are communication forms that are often overlooked and underestimated in their potential to effectively communicate scientific information. PowerPoint presentations have a huge potential range; they could be extremely informational and captivating, but they could also easily become boring and confusing. The graphic design, text, and layout of your slides is important, but PowerPoint… View Article