May 5, 2009

The Life of a Graduate Student

I'm never quite sure how I'm supposed to feel about it. Graduate students, querulous animals that we are, like to complain about having lots of papers to write and grade. I would often agree: juggling all the concerns of a teacher and a student at once can be frustrating and tiring.

But then, as I drive through the rain to go to the gym, I watch the undergrads filing from building to building, exam to exam, and I realize: I get paid to sit at home, read some books, and write some stuff. That's a pretty nice gig, right?

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