prospectiveanthro Posted March 11, 2014 Share Posted March 11, 2014 (edited) Hi all, I'm adding to the trend that seems to flourish on this forum, that is, a new topic re: quitting grad school. I'd like to have your thoughts on the following issue. I'm in the second year of a MA program, currently a visiting student at well-ranked university where I'm supposed to conduct research for my thesis. My degree will be awarded by home university though. I'm in a good situation financially which allows me to devote most of my time to my studies and nothing else. However, I'm miserable. I won't go into details but what's bothering me is that I don't like my department, I don't like the culture of the campus, and I don't like my topic of research anymore. I've outgrown it to the point that cannot even open a book about it right now. I do not want to write my thesis about it anymore. I've tried to focus and force myself to finish it but I can't. I've been procrastinating for weeks. I get no help from the relevant people here because they are too busy and 'I'm just visiting'. My supervisor at my home university doesn't help either. I would make an effort to keep writing if I was still motivated by my topic but I'm not. The only idea that is giving me relief is the possibility to quit, even if there's only 3 months left before graduation. In the midst of all this, I have found a new area of research that I want to pursue in a new MA. Something completely different. Something that finally makes sense to me, when the previous topic was way too theoretical and abstract and was leading me nowhere. I have changed as a person, so do my interests. I want to quit now as I feel more drained than anything else. It has been like this for months. I'm anxious most of the time because I'm getting financial help for something that I do not want to do anymore. Edited March 11, 2014 by prospectiveanthro Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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