Category: paper

Reorganizing papers that he has no serious pla…

Reorganizing papers that he has no serious plans to read, the grad student engages in barely productive procrastination.

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs…

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs passive-aggressive shots at the panelist who only circulated his paper the night before.

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his con…

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his conference paper, the grad student slowly but surely lowers his standards.

Streaming a show while outlining a paper, the …

Streaming a show while outlining a paper, the grad student is neither entertained nor productive.

Hearing a colleague call his new research &ldq…

Hearing a colleague call his new research “interesting,” the grad student is unsure whether she is being supportive, indifferent, or hostile.

Re-opening a paper draft he has not touched in…

Re-opening a paper draft he has not touched in months, the grad student has no idea what he was thinking.

I could not be more puzzled–but honore…

I could not be more puzzled–but honored–that the San Francisco Chronicle took the time to write and publish this article. 

See it online: http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Building-angst-Lego-Grad-Student-s-plastic-12416487.php#photo-14668863

Lopping off parts of his draft article to meet a journal’s…

Lopping off parts of his draft article to meet a journal’s word limit, the grad student feels his inner spirit slowly and angrily die.