As noted in the last blog, I am taking 3 courses (which is the norm in graduate school). One of the courses (Intro to Research & Teaching) isn’t considered a “real” course though, so it is common for incoming students to take 4 courses. I was unable to do that until now, however, because of a scheduling conflict with the classes I teach. But, I’m happy to announce that a professor has offered to form an independent study of Quantitative Research Methods with me. Because I can’t attend the class for grad students, I’ll attend the class for undergrads and then complete the same work that my peers are doing. I’m really thankful and excited for this opportunity but am definitely starting to feel the pressure. Thankfully I’m not in this alone!