Funding – Looking for funding for an internship or independent project? CORC has a listing of all Hampshire fellowships, grants, and scholarships. See if any would apply to your work.
Library – Make use of the Research Librarians – Meet with a librarian for research consultations for your courses or independent studies. Librarians can help you find sources, identify subject-specific research collections, and cite all kinds of sources.
Global Education – Explore the possibilities for studying off-campus or abroad! Division II is one great time to incorporate a global experience. See what GEO has to offer you. If it doesn’t work, you can start now to think about how to incorporate a global experience into Division III (it takes lots of advance planning and talking to potential Div III committees, but it is totally doable).
Community Placements – Hoping to have a community site for your CEL-2 or other community engaged work? Make sure to work early with an office that can help you find the right organization. See the folks in Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC), Childhood Youth and Learning (CYL), Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP), Career Options Resource Center (CORC), or Culture Brain and Development (CBD) – or talk to your committee members!
Tools – There are many tools available to us to help us get our work done!
- Survey Tool – Every Hampshire student, faculty, and staff has the ability to create and distribute surveys for free using Qualtrics. Visit hampshire.qualtrics.com where you can find tutorials for this flexible tool. Use your Hampshire login to get into Qualtrics.
- Concept mapping tools – Concept maps can be used in many ways – from finding out what you do and do not understand about how ideas are related, to helping you organize you ideas for a paper or project, to summarizing where you have been and where you are going. Visit this site for concept mapping tools.
- Project Management Tools – Use the right tools for the job. For example, stay organized by keeping a bullet journal www.bulletjournal.comor use Trello (www.trello.com).
- Bibliographic materials – use Zotero (supported by librarians), Endnote, or Mendeley (www.mendeley.com). Use them right at the start, you’ll have lots of sources on the ready when you need them.
- Electronic Notes – look at a tool like Notability, Good Notes, or such.
- Scheduling Your Time – Try a bullet journal (www.bulletjournal.com). Or perhaps you would do well by UNSCHEDULING your time. Rather than schedule in work and see if there is time left for play, try scheduling in your play time. If you follow the advice in this article on unscheduling, you’ll be able to have the guilt-free play time you have scheduled in.
- Strategies for Getting Work Done – Get lots done by working in 25 minute increments with 5 minute breaks in between. Watch a video about it and get started at www.pomodorotechnique.com
- Work with your peers – Finding other students who do similar work or who are willing to enter into discussions about your work is extremely valuable. Don’t try to do all your coursework in isolation. Talking with others expands your ideas, helps you articulate your ideas and find resources. Once you found a group, this document contains tips for forming and running a peer editing/critique groups (pdf).