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I Am In Grad School

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    I just finished a grad level literature class

    in realism/naturalism and I'm so glad it's over! I love writing and I really love English, but I sure don't love literary analysis.
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    And It's A Flippin' Waste Of Money!

    I am taking the dumbest class, by an egocentric instructor. It's my first masters class (have taken graduate level courses before, but not towards degree). I hope this is not the way they will all be. I am a proud lifelong learner, and am putting energy into this class, but it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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    Life Is Full

    I am nearing  the end of getting my clinical doctorate in physical therapy.  Meanwhile, I work full time and have 3 kids, aged 17, 18 and 20.  Life is so full.  I love it and hate it and am so tired.  I am also really glad that I am doing it.  I have...
    breakingthru breakingthru 46-50, F Aug 9, 2009

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    June 2009

    Well I am ecstatic about being accepted into Graduate Studies for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA). I start in June, and hopefully will be finishing up Fall 2011. I recently added a certificate in Urban Non Profit Mgmt as well. I'm really looking forward to my "...
    WhatsLoveGot2DoWithIt WhatsLoveGot2DoWithIt 26-30 Apr 24, 2009

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    Being A Grad Student With A Mental Illness:

    Some schools are better than others about helping students work through mental illnesses. I'm a grad student in science (female) who is undergoing treatment for anxiety. Lots of anxiety. Not a lot of people talk about this in school, or how it can start to take over your life...
    anxietygradstudent anxietygradstudent 26-30, F Jan 19, 2013

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    In Grad School, But On Probation Status

    So I applied to grad school a while back and I am just starting the semester in January 09. When I applied, they said that I would be put on probationary status because I was just a couple of points off of the required GPA to be admitted. So what this means for me? Im...
    laura603 laura603 26-30, F Dec 8, 2008

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    Let's Celebrate!!!!!!!!

    So, I applied for grad school about a month ago, been wanting to since I obtained my bachelor's.  This has always been a big deal to me, and my husband has been my biggest supporter.  Anyhow, I still get some mail at my parents house, due to the fact that it's my "...
    NaelovesherArmyhusband NaelovesherArmyhusband 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2008

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    Confused...

    I'm making final decisions at this moment. I'm graduating a year early and I'm not sure if I want to work and save for a year or start grad school in fall '07. Both options are readily available, but I'm having a hard time weighing the pros and cons. Whatever the decision, I have...
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2007

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    LittleBabyAnimals LittleBabyAnimals 22-25, F Feb 20, 2015

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    Well my first high school. I could tell you many stories of my horrible two years of high school before I transferred to another school. But one I will tell you is my first high...
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    I feel like im always on the wrong end of the conversation t=when the topic of school comes up, because i actually really enjoyed school. No it wasnt just because thats where all...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Remember when libraries were synonymous with being quiet? Not in my school.
    Whobody Whobody 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I hate school. I completely and utterly despise it at this point. I'm 15 years old, and have been battling a seemingly never-ending fight with depression and anxiety for 4 years...
    watertides watertides 13-15, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    When I was in middle school, people made fun of me back then just because they can. I was weak and sensitive. I realised that humans especially love to pick on those. Everyday, I...
    tobiii12 tobiii12 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    High school was the best I deserve 4 more years
    TheAvenue TheAvenue 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Can't sleep... Going back to school in the morning... It's been 14 years since I last went to class... It's 2016 though....college is now online...I don't think I will be...
    eastbaymini eastbaymini 36-40, M 22 hrs ago

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    everything that I've learned is being a good person who do pursue always in such a matter of topics yes I'm intelligent but I think nowadays grades and school are both lies it's...
    aereuz2 aereuz2 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Another of my recollections involved a mass caning I once witnessed. Even today I can't bring it to mind without laughing. On Monday mornings it was the custom for boys staying...
    Richlieu Richlieu 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I started high school this year I'm the yougest student in grade 7. with my sister she the second youngest in 7grade. buy the way high school in Australia goes from grade 7 to...
    kasydragon kasydragon 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm 37.... I have a great job.....and earn a comfortable income....yet I felt like I wanted to explore what else is out there. I have a hobby that I love and thought perhaps I...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    Let's discuss the difference between being punished by a teacher versus being sent to the principal (or headmaster in the UK and elsewhere) for punishment. The one and only time...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Let's discuss the difference between being punished by a teacher versus being sent to the principal (or headmaster in the UK and elsewhere) for punishment. The one and only time...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am in 13 years old and in the 7th grade and there is this group of 6th grade girls at school that I am absolutely terrified to go near. They are all a year younger than me but...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm in 10th grade.I want to explain my school though. It's a small charter school. I only go there 2 times a week. At home I work on these packets and turn them in on the days I go...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I seem to be doing pretty well in all my classes at school except for 8th grade math. For some reason I am having a difficult time understanding it. I never have been good at math...
    rachelholland rachelholland 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    when I was in first grade I would have a accident in my seat cuz I was afraid to use the school toilets and when everyone would leave (for something I can't remember) I would stay...
    someone2017 someone2017 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I realize that lately I haven't been trying very hard in school and my grades have slipped since school started this year. I was making A's and B's earlier in the year but now I am...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    onlinehigh school Wisconsin                          As...
    astoneduross astoneduross 22-25, M a week ago

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    Having not been in school for a long time this subject does not matter to me anymore.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    They would only if all other variables were controlled. Between effort, childhood experience, motivation, available time, differences in teaching styles, and so many other...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 7 Responses Jan 31

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    1/31/16....Im transferring to a new school this week on Tuesday. I guess it's better because it's closer to my house. I'm kind of nervous though because I'm pretty sure I won't be...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F Jan 31

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    I feel like my good grades show how well and fast i have learned to cram information. Teachers seem to focus more on getting things done rather than teaching the information in a...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    After an 10 hour day at work, helping with fourth grade homework sucks!
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    This story describes a severe caning received by a boy aged 9 or 10 at a school in the UK in 1960 or 61. I support corporal punishment in certain circumstances, but I think it...
    martinII martinII 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I was not a bad kid at school and never got onto any real trouble. One day i was in assembly and when it finished the head master said i want martin styles and John cook at my...
    johnvcook johnvcook 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I went to Christian schools from Kindergarten through my sophomore year of high school so "unfair punishments", yeah, I know all about it. Unfair was the name of their game. They...
    RustySubway RustySubway 36-40, M Jan 25

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    My parents recently grounded me because they feel I am slacking off in school. I guess in a way that's true. I could be doing a lot better in school than I am right now. I've just...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F Jan 25

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    In junior school I was caned once on the hand and it hurt like the devil. In senior school I was caned three times across the bottom. I went to an all-girl's school and the...
    GorgeousGeorgina GorgeousGeorgina 56-60, F 15 Responses Jan 25

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    A few weeks ago I was chatting with a much younger colleague at work and the subject of school punishments came up. She, being the tender age of about 25, told me how her unfair it...
    Debtor1 Debtor1 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 25

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