Summer Editing Services

Did you know that the Office of Graduate Studies offers technical editing services year round?  That means you can submit a document for editing during regular business hours (8am – 4:30pm) any day during the week that campus is open.  (We are closed, with campus, during specific holidays.)  And summer may be the best time to submit a paper for editing as demand is typically lower!

photoAll currently enrolled, on-campus graduate students may use these services at no cost to them.  Genres that may be submitted include thesis proposals, dissertation proposals, theses, dissertations, journal articles, and conference papers.  Papers submitted for editing must be formatted as follows:

  • Double-spaced
  • Times New Roman
  • One-inch margins
  • 12-point font
  • Numbered pages
  • No staples
  • One column
  • One sided

Simply print your document and submit to our office, currently located on the third floor of the library in 301-A.  Once received, you’ll be entered into the editing queue and notified when your paper is complete.

For more information on this service, please visit http://grad.mst.edu/currentstudents/editingservices/ or email the editor directly at emrt24@mst.edu.

We’re Moving!

Graduate studies temporary move

moving boxes

 

The Office of Graduate Studies will move to Room 301-A on the third floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library May 20 through Aug. 15 due to HVAC updates in Fulton Hall.

The office will be closed starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, and will re-open at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, in order to complete the move.

Open advising hours will change slightly:

Crystal Wilson (students with last names A-K) will have open advising 9-11 a.m.

Vicki Hudgins (students with last names L-Z) will have open advising 2-4 p.m.

The updates to Fulton Hall are expected to be complete by Aug. 15. Graduate studies will then move back to its original location in Fulton Hall.

Graduate Exit Picnic

Graduate Exit Picnic

“Graduate Life” Newsletter

The April 2014 edition of the Graduate Life newsletter is now available online.  In this issue, you’ll find great information on EndNote, job opportunities on campus, writing the literature review, and more.  Make sure you check it out!

Graduate Education Month

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Did you know that graduate schools across Missouri will be celebrating Graduate Education Week April 5-12?  At Missouri S&T, we’re expanding that week into Graduate Education Month!  A number of events will be held across campus.  Several departments and organizations will be offering various workshops/seminars, and you don’t want to miss out.  For a complete list of events, visit:

http://grad.mst.edu/upcomingevents/

Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation

Wilson

On March 4, 2014, Ms. Crystal Wilson discussed with students formatting a thesis/dissertation according to the Curtis Laws Wilson Library’s guidelines and specifications.  She offers great information for students both just beginning to put this document together as well as those finishing up a final draft.  You can watch the presentation here; simply scroll down to “Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Presentation.”  (The preferred browser for viewing is Internet Explorer.)

EndNote

Endnote

Scholarly writing is a peculiar beast: You display your results and creative thinking by following a strict form. One of those forms to follow is the use of citations. Citations demonstrate an author’s mastery of the literature and acknowledge work performed by others, but their collection and use isn’t exactly…glamorous. Nevertheless, it can be easier and more organized than a collection of cards or miscellaneous documents.

Through a site license (Read: No cost to you!!), students and faculty at S&T are able to use EndNote. EndNote is a database tool specifically designed for citation management. Using EndNote allows you to connect to databases (Scopus, SciFinder, Google Scholar, Compendex, and many more), save the citations and the PDFs of the documents, and then output those citations in a particular style (ACS, IEEE, APA, and many more). The EndNote software includes a “cite while you write” module installed to Microsoft Word, so that writing and citing are seamless.

Intrigued? Want to know more?? Your options!

• Visit the library reference desk. Stop by the library with your laptop, and we will give you a quick demonstration.

• Connect to a library guide for instructions, features, video tutorials, and documentation.

• Download the software and get started. Map a drive to \\minerfiles.mst.edu\dfs\Software\EndUserSoftware and install version X6.

Questions about EndNote or anything library? Email us at library@mst.edu.

Wanted: Graduate Writing Tutors

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The Office of Graduate Studies is currently seeking a graduate tutor to work in the Graduate Resource Center. This tutor would be responsible for working closely with the editor to help students improve the quality of their writing, contribute to the publication “Graduate Life,” participate in various office activities/events, and more.

This tutor would work between eight and ten hours each week, Tuesday – Thursday. He/she would also be expected to work when class is out of session as the Office remains open during these times.

Interested applicants should email a resume, three writing samples, and three letters of recommendation to emrt24@mst.edu.

Smart Social Networking for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 23

Andrew Careaga

With dozens of social media tools now available, graduate students have a variety of choices for connecting with others and sharing research.  But which social medias are the most appropriate for your goals?  Where should you focus your energies?  In this session, you’ll learn which social media sites you should be most aware of and how best to use those outlets.

Time: 3pm

Location: Meramec/Gasconade

Presented By: Andrew Careaga, Director of Communications, Missouri S&T

Hosted By: Office of Graduate Studies

Contact: emrt24@mst.edu

Graduate Family Halloween Party!

Halloween Flyer

Bring the family for food, games, music, and more. Wear your best costumes and dress up the kids for Trick-or-Treating around The Puck and a chance to win the “Best Costume” award! Attendance is free and no reservations are required. We hope to see you there!

If your department/organization would like to host a table, hand out candy, and participate in the decorating contest, please email costoplosl@mst.edu to sign up!