PhD Land: Comprehensive Exams vs. My Brain

I have read 120 history books and articles since September. My peers and I purposely try not to keep track of the number of books, though, because having finally stopped to count, I am now gently vomiting onto my laptop and laptop accessories (my lap and my top—keep up). 120 is a terrifying number for… Read More »

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I had breakfast with your T.A.

Dear students, I had breakfast with your T.A. this morning. It was very casual.  I sipped my tea and sent off some emails, and she ate a bagel and dismayed over your work. As a friend of your T.A., I must insist that from now on, you try a little bit harder on your essays—for… Read More »

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