Graduate College

COS: academic development

ASU on iTunes U  There are hundreds of iTunes podcasts available to support students' overall academic, personal, and professional growth.

Getting started This page provides helpful resources for you as a new graduate student, including time and stress management tips, ways to refine your library skills, and how to balance school and personal life.

Getting published This webpage provides many resources, including podcasts and PDFs, that graduate students may use in discovering how to get their academic works published.

Grant writing Obtaining research grants is essential in graduate studies. This link offers many tips on locating funding sources, writing grant proposals, improving your chances to receive grant funding.

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Learn more about Individual Development Plans and why they are important. An IDP can be used to positively affect the relationship with committee members or mentors so everyone can support a plan that will lead to a better training experience.

Libraries Learn about the resources and services that ASU Libraries have to offer to students. 

Mentoring Learn about the Shades Multicultural Peer Mentoring Program and how to get involved. 

Scholarship and research This section offers resources on some of the “nuts and bolts” of effective scholarly research, including many articles and podcasts.

Test Prep ASU recognizes the importance of higher education studies, and in partnership with The Princeton review, ASU Career Services will help you achieve your goals. .

Thesis and dissertation In this section you’ll find advice for every stage of your project, from organizing and staying on track, to working with your committee, overcoming procrastination, and navigating the final steps.

Writing This section is designed to help you understand faculty expectations of graduate student writing and develop the skills to meet those expectations. Explore a wide array of podcasts and workshops on writing effectively. The Graduate Writing Centers  is a great resource for writing support and offer many workshops and camps throughout the year.