How Many Unread E-Mails In Your Inbox?

I love this PHD Comic. At this moment I am down to 22 “unread” e-mails. Of course, “unread” often meams marked unread to remind you to revisit them later. Do you do that as well? Do you insist on dealing with all e-mails immediately? Or do you use your inbox as a place not just [Read More…]

Academia Pro and Con

This PHDComic seems to me to sum up the work schedule of academics really well, at least in my experience. On the one hand, there has been an incredible amount of flexibility, inasmuch as the opportunity has in most cases been there to be involved in family activities and/or travel at times when classes were not [Read More…]

Is This Going To Be On The Test?

This PHD Comic is really brilliant. That you should not address a professor as “Yo” is not something that is ever on a formal test. It is thus the kind of thing that is missed by the student who thinks that the point of education is to study for the tests. Your future employers will more likely [Read More…]

Where You Sit In Class

From PHD Comics. I think this is almost certainly true in large classrooms like that depicted. In smaller classrooms it still has the tendency to be this way, but not always. Perhaps students have figured out that, in a smaller non-tiered classroom, the professor’s eye is often above the front row students? This semester I [Read More…]

A Strange Mix of Narcissism and Paranoia

A nice quote from the Alison Bernstein, better known as “MommyPhD.”   [Read more…]

Take a Day Off

Academics who are finishing classes and gearing up for grading, I strongly recommend that you take a day off. PHD Comics explains what that means in our lingo:   [Read more…]

Jedi vs. Professors

This cartoon from PHD Comics will help you tell the difference, while also noticing the similarities. [Read more…]

Dante’s Academic Inferno

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PhD Student’s Prayer

From PHD Comics. [Read more…]

How To E-Mail Your (Not You’re) Professor

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of PhD Comics. If you are not sure why it is funny, don't ask…it's in the syllabus.   [Read more…]