Author Archives: Jenny Duncan

About Jenny Duncan

I am a first year School Psychology (MA/CAGS) student at MSPP. My interests include creative writing, singing, board games, RPGs, grunge rock, and sci-fi/fantasy TV shows. I am excited to be a part of the MSPP community and educate myself in the field of School Psychology. If you want to know more about me, please read my blogs!

Odds, Ends & Beginnings

First, I want to say thank you for reading my blog! It has been a “crazy” year. I tried to sum up what this past semester has been like for me and this is what came out. So enjoy, and … Continue reading

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A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in MSPP’s annual production of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (MMRP). I read one of ten monologues that night, which all dealt with violence against women and … Continue reading

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Why I Chose MSPP’s School Psychology Program

I heard about MSPP from a girl I went to UMass with who worked in the same psychology lab as me. She graduated the year before me and told me when she got accepted to MSPP’s forensic psychology program. I … Continue reading

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Extracurriculars at MSPP

One thing that can really make you feel more connected to your school is to participate in extracurricular activities. In my experience, participating in activities outside the home can also improve your self esteem. Luckily, MSPP has a variety of … Continue reading

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Buying Books For Grad School 2: More Tips

First of all, hi!  We are back into another semester at MSPP.  Hearing classmates complain about how much they paid for books this semester inspired me to revamp my very first post on book-buying.  Since last summer, I have gained … Continue reading

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Nightmare After Christmas: One Student’s Application Process

‘Twas a few days after Christmas, and Jenny was recovering from the busiest semester ever.  Honors courses with 8 hours of homework per day, plus a thesis first draft to do.  With all this on her mind, applying to graduate … Continue reading

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A Self-Care Trip to Walden Pond

In one of my previous blogs, I had stated that I could not find any good hiking trails around the metrowest area.  However, I have recently come to realize that while there may not be any mountains around, there are … Continue reading

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Tips for Graduate Level Reading

I promised I would post this a while ago.  It is something a teacher gave us that has really helped me get through the readings in many of my courses. Reading with Strategy: A Student-tested Process for Effective Graduate Level … Continue reading

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T. Berry Brazelton “Learning From Babies” at MSPP

On Saturday, October 16th, 2010, a world-renowned researcher of developmental science, T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., came to speak at MSPP.  Also presenting were: Myron Hofer, MD, Barry Lester, PhD, Jayne Singer, PhD, and Joshua Sparrow, MD.  Topics included the newborn … Continue reading

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School Psychology Homework 411

One of the biggest worries I had about going to graduate school was the amount of homework I was expected to do.  To prepare myself for graduate school, I joined the Departmental Honors track for Psychology my junior year at … Continue reading

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