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It's the final countdown! Da nah nah naaah, da nah nah nah naaaaah!

First, my apologies for my lengthy absence from this blog. A week and a bit ago symptoms of what I’m pretty sure turned out to be the plague set in, and I wound up retreating to my parents’ place so I could have people wait on me while I convalesced (and by “wait on me” I really mean “ignore me while I whine and tell me to grow up”). 373 more words

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Ducks Suck.

In one of my classes last semester, the prof described a poster that hung in the graduate department where he earned his PhD. It would have looked something like this: 551 more words

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I don't have the moves of Gumby, forget Jagger.

I am all for new experiences… to an extent. I prefer them to be planned, I like feeling in control, and I shan’t–SHAN’T!–willingly step into a situation that almost certainly guarantees personal humiliation. 439 more words

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Graduate School Stealing away the Holiday Season!

I can’t help but curse the timing of semester endings, right when the holiday music starts to play at the department stores and christmas lights line the streets of our neighborhoods, students are scrambling to finish final projects and study for exams. 120 more words

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5 Big No-No's on your Graduate Application

 1.   Rushing through your personal goal statement

Taking the time to craft your personal goal statement can be more influential on your admission than you might think. 261 more words

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5 Key Differences between the Grad and Undergrad Classroom Experience

5 Key Differences between the Grad and Undergrad Classroom Experience  

  1.  All of your classmates actually do their work

Don’t expect nonchalance from class members because you won’t find it. 272 more words

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Great Expectations of Graduate School

A snazzy job title, high paying salary, and bragging rights amongst my  friends and family were just a few examples of expectations that I may have entertained prior to being smacked in the face with the humbling reality of graduate school. 388 more words

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