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I Am In Grad School

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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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    LittleBabyAnimals LittleBabyAnimals 22-25, F Feb 20

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    My dream is to attend graduate school in Iceland! Please read my story and help or share!GoFundeMe:  Kat's Grad School in Iceland
    kitsciencekat kitsciencekat 22-25, F Mar 2

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    i am actually glad to say that my high school years have probably been one of the most life changeing, fustrating and happiest times of my life because going into high school...
    ohcanada1445 ohcanada1445 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    My whole time in school from Kindergarten through 6th grade in grade school, 7-8th grades in Junior High/Middle school, and all through 9-12th grades in High school I was bullied...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    In a way. I was still very lonely but I overall enjoyed elementary. A elderly lady that was a librarian at our town library came once a month with a bag full of books to promote...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I have always been better at self learning. For some reason most teachers just bore me to death. Give me a math book, I'll enjoy teaching myself and I'll ace that test. Give me a...
    AngelKryptonite AngelKryptonite 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a serious issue that I can't get myself to sit down and be able to focus on work and finish things. it's extremely difficult to write. I despise school for a lot of things...
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 16-17, M Mar 7

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    I don't believe in the whole school system. It's all about making bricks for the government. It doesn't matter what grades you get or how many times did you go to classes. Life is...
    FeelsLikeANewDayToMurderSome FeelsLikeANewDayToMurderSome 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't really have a favorite high school memory. The reason i dont have one is because i hated going to school. And it wasn't the same reasons like most teenagers.
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I attended a small private christain school in fact the one that my kids attend now. The paddle was and still is the only from of discipline at the school and it keeps them in...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    How can a number do so much damage? Grades can damage families, friendships, and futures. A single number can destroy so much. School in grades 1st though 12th are supposed to help...
    rsommer95 rsommer95 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know my experience pales in comparison to many ones on here. But here it goes... Some background info: So I've been pressured ever since I was little (yes I know... crazy) to go...
    Paigeypoo101 Paigeypoo101 16-17, F Feb 27

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    Hey everyone. So, the drum major for my high school is graduating this year, and that means there will be try-outs for a new one sometime in June or so. The requirements to be the...
    JLester1700 JLester1700 18-21, F Feb 28

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    I'm terrified that i won't graduate, i'm not sure why i have all b's and 2 c's. I go to online school, but the transition back to public school will be really hard. I'm joining the...
    Hailey7685 Hailey7685 13-15, F Mar 6

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    me and my sisters home school so bad grades are a no no and we never have to wait for a report card cause momma is our teacher so when she gives us a test and we get a bad grade on...
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 1 Response Mar 6

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    When I was 15, I rode the school bus to and from school. My stop was the first in the morning and the last stop on the way home. My friends always sat near the back of the bus. One...
    scopin20 scopin20 51-55, M a week ago

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    There have been a rash of suicide attempts lately. One of then succeeded. Its a small school so I've basically grown up with these kids. And about a month before prom a really...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F Feb 27

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    Only Once Then Never Again Because I Gained Respect-It's perfectly alright to be mixed race and have a White/Asian/Latino/Native American mother. For some reason it is not okay to...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M Feb 28

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    I am one of the most silent boy in my class and it is very opposite when I am at home. At my school I use to be silent not so talktive, not engaged with friends so much in...
    Xavier10john Xavier10john 18-21, M Mar 16

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    school actually put me in a worse state of mind...
    fuckedupbacon fuckedupbacon 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    So I finally did it and wore one to school. I was really nervous but after a while i realised no one could tell but i was still worried about it. i wet when we were eating lunch...
    joshis14 joshis14 18-21, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Tim Pivarnik is an experienced professional who has been teaching and assisting young students from the last 15 years. His main objective is to attain high administrative...
    peterson255 peterson255 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am home schooled too. I like it a lot better then public schools for a lot of reasons like the fact that you can work at your own pace evan though you still have to do so much...
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 1 Response Mar 11

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    I graduated from Central Washington University in 1978 with a degree in education. I taught High School for 6 years but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I loved coaching and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27

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    My Senior year started off pretty bad but now it's going good. I thought it would be hard to keep my grade average up, but surprisingly my grades are better this year than the past...
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F Mar 11

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    Its just another brainwashing scam with the only intent on social control and creating more mindless machines for the corporate systems. Mandatory schooling. yes, its a total...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Mar 8

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    I remember doing fun activities sometimes. In primary school I remember we painted Easter eggs once. Of course we actually had work to do, sometimes even short homework assignments...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 14

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    Its not that I hate school in general but I particularly loathe this school. I was going to go to a visual and performing arts if I got to audition and got accepted but I was...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I was 5 when the school system and my parents decided to put me on Ritalin, antidepressants and through special education from 1-12th grade. I also got stuck in with a program with...
    ninashah69 ninashah69 26-30, F Mar 6

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    I attended a Waldorf school from kindergarten until 6th grade. It shaped my life and who I am today. Without their teachings, I wouldnt be anywhere near as successful as I am now...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F a week ago

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    Being a high school student; I have so many goals set for myself. I set these goals and then I tells myself I'm going to make something happen and be successful, but I'm lazy and I...
    noaaaaa noaaaaa 13-15, F Mar 8

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    I'm graduating this year, one year early, and I'm so excited! Just 3 more short months and it'll be time for my life as a young adult to begin.
    soulfreedom soulfreedom 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    cant wait for graduation less than a month away.
    chelsearenee2015 chelsearenee2015 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 18, I created a multimillion dollar investment firm while I was in high school, by the time I was in grade 11 I dropped out to build my company, never looked back
    xistance xistance 18-21, M Mar 2

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