22 Things No One Tells You About Graduate School

2 Jul

Thought Catalog

1. That you are going to spend hundreds of dollars on books that you will probably never use/read again in life. But see, you can always sell your books back to a used bookstore for a pretty good price.

2. That no matter how well you think you know your committee, it is always possible that during your all-important oral exam, one of your professors goes AWOL on you, slinging at you from out of nowhere, leaving you feeling absolutely hopeless.

3. There is going to be that one person in your seminars who always has ALL the answers.

4. You are going to feel like a fake. This is typically something you feel during the first year — that your graduate school made a huge mistake in letting your lazy ass in. You worry that soon enough, all of your faculty and colleagues are going to discover that you…

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  1. wamoore0714 July 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on wantagreendc and commented:
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