Monthly Archives: October 2009

Balance in Grad School: Challenges

Balancing in grad school require, first, recognition and naming of the extraordinary challenges one must face.  Grad school looks like college but does not feel like college.  You go to classes, take seminars, write papers, and work with professors, just … Continue reading

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Grad School: An Example of Balance

Here is a detailed example of balance in grad school that was presented at the June ASLE workshop, reprinted here with the author’s permission. “I remember grad school as competitive and neurotic, with everyone obsessing about their work and generally … Continue reading

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Balance in Grad School: Examples from the ASLE Workshop

We asked participants at our June 2009 workshop to think about people they had known in grad school who were leading convincing lives.  They had to scratch their heads for a moment.  Most of us remember grad school as a … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

With the turn of seasons an the start of a new academic year, we are now back with more ideas and insights for staying alive. Stay tuned for weekly postings that explore the four stages of academic life, unpack the … Continue reading

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