Impostor Phenomenon and Academia
Impostor phenomenon can affect as much as 70-90% of highly-capable graduate students, leading to low-motivation, procrastination, and high drop-out rates. Learn how to overcome these feelings and thrive in your academic career.
How to Think Like Successful Academics
Learn how to emulate the best of academics by modeling their thinking and academic processes.
Learn how to achieve efficiency and efficacy in your academic work, from effective research practices to efficient uses of the best technology.
One of the greatest challenges for graduate students is to balance reading comprehension and time spent reading articles. In this course, you will learn research-based techniques to blaze through your reading while increasing comprehension.
Graduate students often find themselves blocked and unable to compose effective academic prose. Let us teach you the most efficient and effective writing processes of successful academics.
Learn techniques to manage and organize your academic research to save time and increase productivity.
Learn Anytime, Anywhere
Our live workshop has been celebrated by universities across multiple disciplines, and now graduate students everywhere can have access to this transformative program. With The Grad Academy Online, you can learn the essential skills you need to thrive in your program at your own pace, anywhere, across all your devices. You will have UNLIMITED ACCESS throughout your graduate program, and you can revisit the material as needed.
“Allowing myself to embrace imposter phenomenon while simultaneously encountering useful, instantly practical, and thoughtful writing strategies has changed my relationship with writing, the way that I teach graduate and undergraduate students to approach writing assignments, and my confidence as a scholar. It has completely transformed what I thought I was capable of doing and what I though I was capable of becoming. Due to this program, writing has become enjoyable! No longer, and never again, do I have to languish in isolated self-criticism, or the paralyzing fear of writing. My perception of the barriers to success in the filed of academics continually diminish. Now, I can use my writing skills to my advantage as an artist/teacher/researcher. Remarkably, with the help of this program, scholars from any field are prepared to become prolific and fearless writers of research and beyond.”Michelle
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Report Improved Academic Reading
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Learn The Skill sets you need to succeed in your program
Graduate students typically have to learn reading, writing, thinking, and research skills through grit or trial-and-error. After going through The Grad Academy, participants regularly exclaim, “Why didn’t I learn this sooner!?” Don’t waste any more time trying to figure it out – let us help you.
Reduce Stress and Finish Sooner
Graduate school is stressful and expensive, both monetarily and emotionally. Let us teach you the most effective and efficient means of getting through your program sooner while dramatically reducing the stress-inducing elements of academia.
IMPROVE COMPLETION RATES
Over half of graduate students drop out of their programs, and The Grad Academy is setting out to change that. We created a research-based course to tackle the reasons graduate students drop out, including impostor phenomenon and a lack of academic skill sets. Students leave our program refreshed and prepared to complete their academic journeys.
ACCESS FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Departments and universities can provide access to The Grad Academy at discounted rates. Contact us to find out how you can purchase access for your students or provide them with discount links.
“Jonathan and Jayme move beyond the mechanics of academic reading and writing. Using methods grounded in research, they facilitate a learning journey that graduate students find transformational. The Grad Academy moves students toward self-efficacy as they learn to master essential scholarship skills. It is an academic reading and writing program without equal.”Robin Walker, PhD
Jonathan Cisco, PhD
Building on their personal expertise in literacy and culture in higher education, as well as pedagogical research, Jonathan and Jayme created The Grad Academy to successfully guide graduate students through their academic programs. The Grad Academy Live has been celebrated in graduate programs across the disciplines at multiple state universities. Now with The Grad Academy Online, you can join the community of graduate students who are thriving in their programs and learning to enjoy the process!
Jayme Cisco, PhD
“Jonathan Cisco is a dynamic presenter who quickly establishes rapport and credibility with his audience. Graduate students, faculty, and administrators will appreciate learning from him!”Marty Townsend, PhD
Testimonials from Graduate Students
Hear how The Grad Academy can transform your graduate school experience from graduate students just like you:
“I am so thankful for this opportunity and want to share my heartfelt thanks for helping me on this journey!!! Hands down the most useful and relevant workshop I have experienced in my grad school journey.”
“All the advice I’ve ever received about [academic] reading has all sounded so distant because I had no idea how to actually do it or what it should look like. Watching you go through a paper was not just eye-opening, it was freeing. I felt like a huge stumbling block had been removed, and I could see so much more clearly how to navigate through an article.”
“Every part of that workshop was just jaw-dropping. I thought ‘Oh, my goodness gracious, if I would’ve had this last semester, I would’ve been so much less stressed’!”
In The Grad Academy, I “learned how to structure [my] writing, quickly scan and read articles for reviews, and outside resources that can help manage my time and writing so that I can be successful in my graduate program. I feel more confident that I can learn how to write like professionals in my field and publish in a top journal before I finish my program, something I was not sure I could do before The Grad Academy.”
“I was working for about 4 years before returning to grad school and feelings of imposter phenomenon are in my everyday life. It was really nice to see that I’m not the only one. On the other hand, I still cannot believe how easily applicable all the techiques are that I was introduced to, and the amount of time that I have saved using the apps!”
“The Grad Academy introduced me to software and apps that will save me a significant amount of time in the editing and information gathering processes. It was spectacular to have someone who intimately understands the academic process put a filtered list of tools in front of me. I have already started using several of the applications. In addition to the technological aspect, it was helpful to have guidance on how to efficiently approach research articles and get what I need. Sometimes it is necessary to have someone who is in the ‘club’ reinforce that it is not just okay to scan but essential to the task to scan, question and review versus reading word for word through an entire piece of academic writing.”
“Going through The Grad Academy made me see the light in the tunnel… I’m far from the end but it provided me with a great starting point and made me feel like I can do it.”
WHO Benefits from The Grad Academy?
The Grad Academy Online was designed to teach you skill sets applicable to all disciplines and useful at any stage of your degree. That said, we find that students in the social or physical sciences get the most out of reading and writing sections of The Grad Academy. Whether you’re just starting out or nearly completing your dissertation, the strategies we teach you will reduce your stress and increase your efficiency. We always hear from our students, “Why didn’t I learn this earlier in my degree?” We agree. Start now and set yourself up for success.
What if I'm Unsatisfied with The Grad Academy?
We are here to serve you. If you are unsatisfied, please contact us within 10 days of your purchase for a full refund.
How long will I have access to The Grad Academy Online?
We want you to be able to access The Grad Academy whenever and wherever it’s most useful. That’s why we’ve decided to give you UNLIMITED ACCESS FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR PROGRAM. So whether you’re just starting your courses or completing your dissertation, we’ll be here for you.