These are materials that I have put together to help others as they navigate the precarious ground of academia. While created by me, the ideas and suggestions expressed within these documents are not wholly unique, as many others may have come to the same insights, or they may express years of accumulated advice from a multitude of sources. 

In the process of developing a personal style or technique for approaching these situations, readers are encouraged to seek out a variety of resources and recommendations. Paradigms should be fluid and adaptable to each situation and should incorporate personal instinct and experience. The final result should be something personal, professional, and a source of individual pride. 


Disclaimer: Advice and suggestions are based upon personal experience as a student, applicant, and administrator. Listed content may not be fully comprehensive or applicable to all situations or circumstances. All content is original, but it is not necessarily unique and may bear similarities with others' suggestions. Content will also grow and adapt as I gain more experience.

Anyone making use of the resources and suggestions listed here are encouraged to seek out additional recommendations to build their own personalized approaches to navigating the often intimidating world of academia.

©2021 by Abigail I. MacBain