Survivor

It’s Monday and I’m overwhelmed. I know, big surprise, right?

If my students found out that I’m sitting here blogging instead of uploading helpful information to their course website they would have a bitch fit for sure.

I found an NPR article titled “Three Books for Surviving Graduate School” that is appropriate for the blog and thought I better add it before I forget.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125856586&sc=fb&cc=fp

One book, “Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection” is comprised of funny (and likely cynical) comic strips about graduate school. Can you say “Christmas present for the office mates of 149 Becker Hall!?” No really, I’m serious. Send it to: 149 Becker Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Another book, titled “Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation” features “a list of fitting punishments for those who confuse “its” and “it’s,” this book is perfect for any grad student — and even more perfect for the undergrad who sent you the e-mail that began, “im in ur 10:00 class, can i have xtension :).”  Oh yes, another MUST! (which would probably help my own writing, to be completely honest…)

Since the NPR article title includes the term “surviving”, and since I’m exhausted and looking for a little motivation, I thought Destiny’s Child was only fitting. Here’s to surviving another week.

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  1. I’m also adding “Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School” to the list, thanks to Megan at WWU 🙂

    http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Your-Stupid-Decision-School/dp/0307589447/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3LXP50Y91XDI0&colid=13C864L8UMIJD#_

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