Successful preparation for Qualifying Exams doesn't only just mean that you have done all of the work; it also requires for you to study smart and to keep yourself organized. Organizing so much material can be overwhelming, but study aids like a Quals Matrix can help you to keep track of the most important details, themes, etc. that appear as you move through your reading lists. Here is an example of how you might use a Quals Matrix (hint: use different sheets for prioritizing different kinds of data!)
Don't forget to use the Career Development Office in your job search! They have resources on their website and you can make appointments to help you to prepare.
The Center for Writing & Rhetoric features a fully functional lending library with over 600 volumes on writing in the disciplines, style, presentation, and graduate writing tasks like proposals and dissertations. CGU students are able to borrow books for 2-week periods.
To set up an account, just come into the Center and a staff member will be happy to help you become a library patron. You can also set up an account by yourself by following the instructions here and registering with your CGU email address. All account requests will be reviewed by CWR staff before access is granted. All Library users must agree to the terms and conditions for borrowing and late fees.
Location: 141 E. 12th St. (gray house)
Office Phone: (909) 607-0012
Mailing Address: 150 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711
CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on Registering for an Account with the CWR
CLICK HERE for a video tutorial on Making an Appointment with the CWR