Arriving on campus as a graduate student for the first time. Feelin’ like a boss.

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Finally having access to an exclusive room closed to the undergraduate masses

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“You can register for as many undergraduate courses you like at no extra cost!”

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My thoughts on the rich world of contemporary theory

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When some obscure intellectual you love gives a guest lecture at your school

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Finishing that paper you’ve been writing for the past 18 straight hours

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That colleague who never makes a relevant point

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That blowhard professor who mansplains for hours at a time

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When you didn’t do the one reading today’s class is focused on

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When the moment of inspiration hits

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“Oh don’t worry, salaries for arts graduates tend to even out overtime…according to some studies…in some cases…maybe….”

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When that one academic surprises you and wins you over

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When a well-regarded feminist text doesn’t even bother addressing intersectionality

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That professor trying way too hard to stay current

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“So, English…what do you plan on doing with that?”

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Department drama! Let me just…

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When you don’t back up. (Always back up).

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Do I read for pleasure anymore? In an English Master’s?

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When your colleague says what you were trying to say, but better

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What you were hoping your social life would be

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What your social life actually is

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Snow day, you say?

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Networking effectively with your peers and superiors

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But finally, another semester down. How do I feel?

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2 thoughts on “Grad School Life

  1. BEST. EVER. Oh god you are so cool right now. Don’t forget… Taking out my keys halfway down the hall and jingling them past the undergrads sitting on the floor outside their classroom.

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