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I Am In Grad School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2007

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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 46-50, F Nov 8

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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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    Withdrew, dropped out it's all semantics. I didn't fail out, in fact, I was a front runner in the program. I did it to pursue a skilled trade. You, know, a job where you can smoke...
    Montag420 Montag420 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I can't remember if it was in kindergarten or first grade, but I do remember that I scared the ____ out of my teacher when one of my classmates pointed me out to her. It was mosty...
    abcdeltabob abcdeltabob 16-17, M Dec 8

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    I need help. I keep failing all my tests, I have even failed my econ E.O.C.T. I'm a senior on the right track to graduate, so as of May 2015 I will officially have graduated...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't know where to start. I'm a first semester freshman currently attending school at a community college. I'm paying most of it from federal grants and state scholarships...
    CuriousHero CuriousHero 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I love everything about school: friends, teachers, the building itself, and learning stuff of course. I have always loved school. I still remember every school I ever attended...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Dec 2

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    I went through grades 1-6 fearing the paddle greatly. I heard many kids take 3 loud pops in the hallway in elementary school, just hearing it was scary to me. When I entered middle...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    There's nothing about it I really like. So you go through 4 years of bullshit just to get a diploma meaning u graduated.. oh yay now I'm finally qualified for this world and this...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    TOO SHY TO KNOW. Back in 7th grade, I had a crush on this cute boy in my English class named Jimmy Spears. But back then, I was very nerdy and shy. I daydreamed a lot about...
    EmmaSylvester EmmaSylvester 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I got an award!!!!! only problem we bloody have to wear formal school uniform. Now I usually wear school shirt, normal shorts and joggers, with what ever socks I can find. Formal...
    kaiana2000 kaiana2000 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I realize how school is important and have always been a good(ish) student. But recently I just don't care. My latest interim had 3 ds and 2 bs. That is the lowest my grades have...
    SalemKat SalemKat 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I was popular at the end of 1st grade, I returned the next year and everyone was glad to see me. It did feel nice to be liked. The new girls name was Bree she was a little pudgy...
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F Dec 11

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    I am a life time learner. Science and writing are my 2 favorite subjects. I found out i do even better if i teach myself. After learning this i went from F's in math to A's. I am...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Tim Pivarnik has more than 12 years of experience in the education field. He is a very dedicated, loyal, and seasoned educator who is committed to improving the achievements of...
    peterson255 peterson255 26-30, F Dec 10

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    To those of you who don't go to school you may not get why this happens. School is not how it used to be. For starters, I'm in year ten (England) which means I've started GCSE...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Dec 8

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    One day when I was 10 years old and in the 5th grade I wore a dress and white pantyhose to school. That day at recess I was standing around watching this group of four 7 year old...
    holly41401 holly41401 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I'm literally loving school this year. I don't know if it is the fact that this is my last year or the fact that I just moved to a whole new country and am going to a new school...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F Dec 2

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    I miss a lot of things and people: my dad, my dog, my school, mates from school, teachers, friends but today, I am going to write about my school. Fourteen years ago, when I...
    Presently01 Presently01 18-21 Dec 5

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    Help!! I've been out of school 10 days now.... 9 excused and 1.5 unexcused (.5 I checked out) however on my reports it says I have 4 unexcused and 8 excused.... My state allows me...
    abp62626 abp62626 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    So after doing some serious thinking and research I finally decided what I'm doing once I graduate high school :) I seriously will be so happy with this job. I CAN do it and I WILL...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Well, here comes a rant about school. Enjoy it... or not. It was not just that one D that got me down, it just started that way. I had a period of a bad time in school. I felt the...
    RickMason RickMason 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    It's pretty ironic, because I absolutely adore learning. Or maybe that's just a sad comment on our current educational system here in America. I pretty much slept through high...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I went to public school in grades K, 1, 2, 6, and 7. The rest of the time I was home schooled. Message me if you want to talk about it.
    enoy enoy 16-17, F Dec 13

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    When I was a freshman in middle school I was a straight A's student. At the end of the second term, the principal came to my class to talk to me and she announced that I had won...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I know I'm supposed to be happy but what's wrong with me that i feel nothing but sadness and emptiness. I was in the same school my whole life, i mean its 11 years of my life we're...
    wendym98 wendym98 16-17, F Dec 6

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    "Grades don't define who you are." To me, they do. My classmates tell me their GPA's and grades and it honestly discourages me. They have straight A's and I have three A's, two B...
    Dapperness Dapperness 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not that I consider it one of the major milestones in my life. All it did was put me in debt. Of course, I knew I would be poor the rest of my life when I decided to be a liberal...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I miss my old school... T>T uhuhuwaaaaaa... ~snif snif I'll miss my classmates who i think doesn't like me, that classmate of mine who seldomly gets back stabbed cause of his...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    About a year ago I was failing my trig class. My teacher is like mid 40s, married with a few kids. I thought that I could raise my grade a little by asking for help after school...
    GinaL18 GinaL18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    This week is my last week of school until finals next week. I only had two classes today and my second class is a joke. All of the work is online and I finished it 2-3 weeks ago...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I hate school so much, chemistry is the worst class ever, I got a D- in that *****, I'm so done, I'm ready 2 graduate, I can't wait tell May 31st
    malcolm500 malcolm500 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    This happened years ago my 11th grade year. I brought vodka to school in a water bottle and got busted because some dumb *** punk next to me in math class ratted me out. In my...
    UnrulyPaperclip UnrulyPaperclip 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    i was popular in 5th grade. i'm still friends with alot of the girls. but i moved and it changed everything. my new school honestly sucks.
    osnapitzmari osnapitzmari 13-15, F Dec 11

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    first year ive ever actually stuggled in school, i now have 4 days to recover my math grade
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M 5 Responses Dec 13

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    Fifth grade, we were in school and we had a tornado warning. I hate bad storms. I was huddled up on the floor against the wall like everybody else. I was crying.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was duns and slacked off my first years in high school so now my GPA is low. At the school I go to, you need a certain GPA at do advanced classes. I can do Calculus and I can do...
    LittleLexxi21 LittleLexxi21 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Once in third grade... I was being the awkward little poop I was and was playing with the worms in the dirt and tracked mud into the classroom. WOOP.
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F Nov 24

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    Just Today Right Now, I Got Suspended For Protesting. My Second Suspension In My Whole Entire Life, Well Kinda Like My Third But I Don't Count The Second One Because My Mom Got Me...
    IWufflesDemi IWufflesDemi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Hi, I'm applying to UCs and I got a D on one of my classes but I retook it and got a much better grade how should I go about putting those grades in? Should I list the class twice...
    MonsterRrR MonsterRrR 16-17, F Nov 25

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