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"Navigating Depression and Graduate Research during COVID-19"
Sue-Ann Benson-Haughton
University of Manitoba
Master's of History (2022)
I am tweeting on Treaty One Territory, home of the Anishinaabeg, Cree and Dene peoples.

#PandemicMethodologies #CdnHist @PMTC2021 @CndHistAssoc
I've struggled with depression for 6 years. Trying to complete my M.A. during a pandemic has been exceeding difficult. Campus? Closed. Libraries? Closed. Archives? Closed. I’ve had to re-learn how to learn in isolation.
#PandemicMethodologies #Gradstudents #depression
In 2019, I worked as a stripper for 4 months, while attending full-time M.A. classes and working PT. I lost both jobs in March 2020. I didn’t have classes again until Jan 2021. It felt like the rug was ripped out. Pandemic dragged, my depression got worse.
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PSA for funded #PhD students:

If you blindly throw the numbers from your Form 1098-T into tax software or over to a tax preparer, odds are that you are paying TOO MUCH in income tax.

No #gradstudent can afford to do that!

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #gradschool

Of course, I can’t say this is true for everyone, but I’ve seen it time and time again for fully funded graduate students, particularly those whose student health fees and insurance premiums are paid on their behalf.

Here’s why:

The IRS allows you to use your “qualified education expenses” (QEEs) e.g., tuition and some fees/expenses, to reduce your tax liability through 1 or 2 education tax benefits.

But what shows up on Form 1098-T in Box 1 is not (necessarily) the sum of your QEEs.

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2019 was a productive writing year for me, with 14 pieces. Some on my Medium blog, others for @OrganizingWork, @LaborNotes and @DemSocialists, thanks to those folks for posting! #1u #UnionYes Here's the list:
@OrganizingWork @labornotes @DemSocialists A review of the great book “Edge of Anarchy” about #EugeneVDebs and the famous Pullman strike of 1894,…
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I use interviews as an educational opportunity—for me and a future #UndergradInTheLab. I start each interview by saying, “You’re already qualified for this position-- after all you’re in college.” Then I focus on learning about them.

@NewPI_Slack My interview goals are to determine

1) If the student is genuinely interested in the available research project

2) If they will likely achieve their goals through the overall experience

#ScienceTwitter #AcademicTwitter
@NewPI_Slack Determining these, however, can be complicated. Often, students don’t have a well-defined goal beyond landing an undergrad research position. Or sometimes they have unrealistic expectations of what research will be like & what they’ll accomplish in a semester.

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Are you struggling to shave words off of your writing?

I am weirdly good at this, so let me share some of my tricks. #AcademicTwitter #phdlife #gradstudent
1. Make things plural to omit articles. They can add up.

Ex: "The teacher needs to know..." --> "Teachers need to know...."
2. Turn some prepositional phrases into adjectives.

Ex: "Schools in urban communities" --> "Urban schools"
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It can be difficult to maintain your #MentalHealth when you fail; some ways to maintain your mental health from the @nytimes that fit into your #GradStudent / #postdoc #budget:
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