Academic Year-End Thoughts
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In your undergraduate years, the end of April / early May most likely represented the beginning of summer holidays and a break from your studies. However, life as a graduate student rarely comes to an end just because the calendar indicates “April” or "May". This is especially true if you are working on your thesis or research project.
Now is a great time to take a look at your plans for the summer months. A well-organized plan outlining your tasks, expectations, and goals will help to keep you moving forward with your research/writing. Set aside some time each day to work on your thesis or dissertation (if possible), or develop a consistent weekly schedule that accommodates your needs. Developing a routine is key to success!