Philosophical Advice for a Procrastinating Graduate Student

This is a long post about procrastination. It is long for three reasons:

(1) I have long experience myself with procrastination and specifically with graduate school induced procrastination, and a ton to say about it.

(2) People who suffer from procrastination I think will be greedy for as much insight and help as they might be able to get.

(3) A nice, 4,000 word article is ideal for procrastinators because it can either give an excuse to spend a lot of time not working or become so much of a chore that just getting back to the work you’re supposed to be doing suddenly seems preferable. Whichever this turns out to be for you: you’re welcome. [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: The Grad Student Rap

So the music is an abomination, the rhymes are mildly amusing, and the rapping is pathetic, but, you know, out of solidarity with all the grad students out there and in tribute to a decade of my life that is now mercifully over, I just had to post this: The book they’re hawking is Surviving [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: PhD Comics

Alright, maybe these aren’t all that hilarious.  One or two made me actually laugh outloud but it was the painful truth of several that make it worth posting.  More comics can be found at PhD Comics (and thanks to The Scientist for linking to the video so that we could find it): [Read more...]


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