Every semester will be different, yet every semester is the same. With all due respect to the Charlie Foxtrot that is the Spring of Covid-19 I think it’s time to disrupt the myth that a life in graduate school is one of relaxed reading, occasional writing, and laid-back teaching. I don’t know who needs toContinue reading “The Myth of Academic Leisure”
Last night a friend and I texted back and forth about the “waiting game.” All of our PhD applications are in and now it’s just a matter of sitting by while committees of people decide our fate. While texting, I was also checking out thegradcafe.com for information about wait times, acceptance/rejection ratios and general conversationsContinue reading “Post-Ac-Life: Sleeplessness and Productivity”
I had started with good intentions, truly. But like all things that crash and burn, the flame of inspiration is the start. As I’m nearing the end of my time in the Masters program, I am beginning to look forward: to a PhD program, to the GREs, to the continued deferral of my undergrad studentContinue reading “Lies I Tell Myself: Week $$%#$@#”
I will update my grad blog every week. I will get all my reading done before the school week starts. Using these principles, I bet I can revolutionize the way we teach English Comp. I will not spend my first paycheck at Amazon.
Oh, I’ll just breeze through this Joseph Campbell book. I can get a lot of work done at the Writing Center Three grad classes should be easier than six undergrad classes I’ll make my lunch & dinner everyday. No more snack machine.