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ahlatsiawa

So the first exam went better than I expected. But I am still finding it hard to adjust to the American classroom culture.
Today, 09:03 PM
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    iphi
    Such as?
    Today, 09:17 PM
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Monochrome Spring

My advisor is so smiley. I can't tell if he's pleased with my progress or he wants me to shutup.
Today, 02:51 PM
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    gk210
    trick i learned: it all depends whether he smiles with or without teeth.
    Today, 04:13 PM
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Threeboysmom

I think I've come up with a study schedule that will work for me. Complete all reading for the upcoming class by Friday. Finish typing notes by Sunday. Attend class on Monday. Repeat.
Today, 12:51 PM
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    iphi
    Yes! I am realizing that it is critical to finish all readings/homework by Friday because there will inevitably be something else that spills over into the weekend!!
    Today, 02:57 PM
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    iphi
    cue me spending 12 hours at school today...
    Today, 02:57 PM
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AKCarlton

using this weekend to catch up and get ahead
Today, 01:59 AM
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    gk210
    when you're done getting a head let's hangout again
    Today, 04:13 PM
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Threeboysmom

Feeling very overwhelmed today, with all my responsibilities and very little motivation to move beyond the present funk.
Yesterday, 10:30 PM
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    Lifesaver
    Hang in there! It's almost Friday!
    Today, 03:37 AM
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windrainfireandbooks

How many drafts did your research proposal go through before it was application ready? I need to remind myself that it's okay my 2nd draft is far from polished and that it's normal to re-write, re-write, re-write.
Yesterday, 07:47 PM
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    smg
    I'm working on an NSF application and I am expecting no less than 3 drafts. Hopefully no more than 5...6.
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
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    Monochrome Spring
    Infinite. You can always improve.
    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
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    Nrrrdgrrrl
    honestly, it's impossible to keep count of drafts, with the endless small edits, re-writes, and additions you'll make until the bitter end. I think most of my grant proposals were at least 5-6 full drafts; my diss proposal is currently on the 4th. It never ends!
    Today, 09:09 PM
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Lifesaver

Swamped and cannot focus. No bueno.
Yesterday, 06:11 PM
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    jenste
    Have you ever tried meditation or practicing mindfulness?
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
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    gk210
    Or addies.
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
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    Lifesaver
    Contemplating the addies. I've had a bit of heart trouble lately, so probably not the best of ideas. As for meditation, that's an epic negative ghost rider.
    Today, 03:11 AM
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Quantum Buckyball

I find those who try to take the easy way out absurding...
Yesterday, 11:43 AM
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starofdawn

People already have papers due and I'm just starting orientation tomorrow!
Yesterday, 03:47 AM
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    jenste
    Enjoy it! It's one of the best times of the year. :)
    Today, 01:52 AM
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Threeboysmom

First paper due 9/22 I've got butterflies...
Sep 17 2014 01:22 PM
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shana.teacher

Back for Round 2...
Sep 17 2014 02:28 AM
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    iphi
    GOod luck! Rooting for ya!
    Sep 17 2014 12:21 PM
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jhsting32

readings, readings and more readings!
Sep 17 2014 01:47 AM
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    Threeboysmom
    I know. Eat, sleep, read, repeat.
    Sep 17 2014 12:29 PM
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    AKCarlton
    indeed, the same routine plagues me.
    Sep 17 2014 04:16 PM
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ahlatsiawa

First exam coming up in two days. I'm so nervous.
Sep 16 2014 11:36 PM
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    Threeboysmom
    Good luck. Let us know how you did.
    Sep 17 2014 12:28 PM
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Dedi

Okay, so the application is due November 1st, but it's not even up yet. Is it normal to give only a one-month timeframe for an application?
Sep 16 2014 11:59 AM
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    Munashi
    I did have one school I applied to not put up the application until October. It's unlikely to be drastically different from your other applications, so just do your best to get it ready with what you already know.
    Sep 16 2014 12:56 PM
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    Vene
    Last year I ended up having to email the department because they forgot to put up the application. I think that as long as classwork has started you're safe to email them and ask if the application should be up.
    Sep 16 2014 03:13 PM
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    Dedi
    Okay, thank you for your responses!
    Sep 16 2014 04:16 PM
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Threeboysmom

Three weeks in and I'm adjusting to the workload and all the changes after a 13 year hiatus. Grateful that I decided to pursue my masters and I think I'm going to make it.
Sep 16 2014 05:50 AM
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    DeafAudi
    It's only been 3 years for me, so I can't imagine! Good for you! I'm finding it challenging getting back into things, too, but I think I'll make it as well....
    Sep 16 2014 03:50 PM
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    Threeboysmom
    ^^^Wishing you the best.
    Sep 16 2014 03:57 PM