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Writer’s block? Experiencing isolation as a researcher or writer? WTO has got you covered!

Writer’s block? Experiencing isolation as a researcher or writer? WTO has got you covered!

How the Writing and Communication Center’s ‘Writing Together Online’ program helped me overcome writer’s block

December 22, 2022 | Vyshnavi V.

In 2019, I was in my second year of PhD when my PhD advisor told me that we had all the results we needed to write up a journal article related to my very first research project. After our meeting that day, I was so excited for two reasons: first, because this was my first […]

The roller coaster ride of research life is no less scarier than those at Six Flags!

The roller coaster ride of research life is no less scarier than those at Six Flags!

The tale of how Six Flags gave me a close friend and insight into handling the ups and downs of grad school

September 14, 2022 | Vyshnavi V.

While I remember most events from my past with an extremely high level of detail thanks to my photographic memory, there is more to why I remember what happened on August 10, 2019. That was the day I went to Six Flags, New England, having purchased the discounted tickets sold by GSC. I had absolutely […]

MIT PE to the rescue! Yee-hah!

MIT PE to the rescue! Yee-hah!

How a trip to Volcano Bay got me learning to swim and much more!

November 1, 2021 | Vyshnavi V.

Standing in awe, I gazed at the most beautiful theme park I have ever seen in my life. My friend and I had just entered the Volcano Bay at Universal Studios in Orlando after a morning flight on December 21, 2019. Skipping straight to the thrill rides (more exciting and even scarier than the other […]

There is more to MIT than lectures and labs!

There is more to MIT than lectures and labs!

How one day at Boda Borg changed my perspective of work-life balance

February 5, 2021 | Vyshnavi V.

I couldn’t have been more excited when I joined MIT in summer 2018 and started with research straight away. I came here thinking that all I could do at MIT is complete the coursework and conduct research because that is what I had done as an undergrad. However, I knew not that something very exciting […]