I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

I just read Fannie’s post on how she struggles to find the time to write her thesis, and I couldn’t help noticing some similarities with my situation, in spite of the fact that we are at two different stages of our research—she is writing her thesis, I am defining and planning mine. Last year I… Read More I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

April 15 is fast approaching, which means it’s almost thesis submission time for many of us. The process of putting the final touches on your thesis can be overwhelming, because you want to make sure that every detail is perfect, and that you’re very prepared. On the other side of things, as April 15 approaches,… Read More Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

Connaître (plus ou moins) la destination, mais pas le chemin

Lundi dernier, 14h. Je termine un Skype avec ma directrice. Je lui montre un peu où j’en suis dans mes recherches, un peu où je pense me diriger peut-être éventuellement un jour plus ou moins lointain. Bref, je ne sais pas du tout où j’en suis. Encore moins où mes recherches vont se diriger. J’ai… Read More Connaître (plus ou moins) la destination, mais pas le chemin

Rolling with the Punches: Coping with Change in Grad School

Entering the second semester of my master’s, I was following my proposed schedule perfectly. I had completed all of my required course work, applied for funding, and helped with data collection for our second year master’s student. I learned how to use relevant processing programs for my lab work, read what felt like one million… Read More Rolling with the Punches: Coping with Change in Grad School