July 12, 2014
WHEN YOU SPEND TOO LONG READING A STYLE GUIDE:

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June 19, 2014
WHEN YOUR ADVISOR DEMANDS FURTHER REVISIONS:

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June 5, 2014
WHEN THE DEFENSE GOES FINE:

June 4, 2014
WHEN YOU HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE DISSERTATION DEFENSE:

June 3, 2014
WHEN A STUDENT GETS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AN INADVISABLE RESEARCH PROJECT:

June 2, 2014
WHEN YOU’RE THE FIRST IN YOUR COHORT TO PASS QUALS:

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May 20, 2014
WHEN A FIRST YEAR TELLS YOU THAT HE IS GOING TO FINISH THE PH.D. IN FIVE YEARS:

May 15, 2014
WHEN YOU WRITE A SECRET NOVEL WHILE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE FINISHING YOUR DISSERTATION:

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We’re all writing secret novels, right? One of my favorite colleagues actually finished his, and it’s a charming comedic mystery featuring a smartly dressed grad student heroine named Emma Clarke. 

And it’s up on Amazon here: The Great Banana Peel Mogul (how can you resist that title?) and it’s free today and tomorrow it costs less than one American dollar. Pick it up! It’s worth downloading, at the very least (we’re all ebook hoarders, right? Right?). 

And if you’ve written a secret novel, post a link in the comments, please. I love secret novels.

May 9, 2014
WHEN YOU ASK YOUR STUDENTS IF THEY UNDERSTAND YOUR EXPLANATION:

April 30, 2014
WHEN YOUR ARTICLE IS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:

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