Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You know you're a last-year grad student when... 2nd installment

Contributers: My friends Kailie and Becca (fellow grad students)

You know you're a last-year grad student when...

  • You consider your thesis proposal one of your most prized possessions. You have it saved on your school computer, your laptop, on google docs, on a jump drive, and in your email... just in case.
  • You get excited when you see an email from your advisor with feedback on your writing.
  • You're able to read a paper as fluently as if the copious in-text citations weren't even there...
  • ... but often those citations are your favorite part of the paper. 
  • You're pro at using Endnote... at least according to most standards. ;) 
  • You've learned to organize your time so that you only have to come to campus about half the days of the week. 
  • You chuckle when a professor says something important and the first year grad students don't write it down.
  • You still get giddy when you remember YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE MASTER'S EXAM THIS SUMMER!
  • You're slightly (okay, a lot) embarrassed by some of your early writing, and quite impressed with how far you've come. 
  • You're finally okay with calling your professors by their first name.

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