Archive for the ‘grad shool blues’ Category

• Today begins National Novel Writing Month. And for the third year in a row, I’ve signed up to do it. I’m really not sure why. Last year was fun, if not a headache waiting to happen, and yet I’m going to do it again this year, when I’m three times as busy, and have […]

Oh holy crap. I’m so not ready for the semester to start. Its still august, that means I’ve got time, right? Uh, no, not so much. Things I still need to do before next Wednesday: Register for classes. Get email confirmation from Advisor-Man about the two classes I am taking now that I can’t take […]

I’m rather unhappy with my advisor at the moment. I emailed him yesterday to talk about classes for the fall, and the one I didn’t think I was allowed to take, I’m not. Which, ok, fine. I understand, even if I’m not happy. What really pissed me off was the fact that he completely disregarded […]

I learned something very important this week. I’ve finally hit that point in my academic career where I can make an assertion about what a given text says and support it with examples from the text. Instead of supporting it with examples from what some one else wrote X many years ago, that isn’t entirely […]