Topic: graduate school?
April 19, 2019 / By Ziba Question:
What should I expect when I attend graduate school what kind of work load. do you think your mentality and behavior has changed since ungrad school to grad school?... if so, how has it changed?
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Sheona | 9 days ago
Expectations for your work are higher. You definitely need good time management skills, and you need to be self-motivated. At a certain point in your grad career you will probably have a thesis or a dissertation that you will write (or experiments to do) under the direction of faculty, but the project still begins with your own ideas and you do all the research.
You may also have to teach or be an assistant to faculty, and you'll have to manage a fair amount of work and reading. If you slack off early, it's a bad start, and once you progress farther, you have professional commitments, so grad school not a place for people who are not serious students/self-motivators.
Not all grad schools are SUPER-demanding, so it does depend on what kind of degree, what school, what department, what profs you work with, etc. But grad school is much more like a job than undergraduate and you have responsibilities. (I've been to both state univs and a private univ -- they're different, but the time management skills and professional attitude are necessary for both)
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Originally Answered: Is this how kids graduate school these days?
im so sick of looking at the retard questions like what does he think of me or how do i do 1+2. it just shows how technology makes people lazier now.
but then again the people who ask those questions are like 12-15 years old. yahoo answers should separate questions through age groups.
It probably depends on the program. I'm finishing graduate school in physics. The first two years, I pretty much lived in my office, as did everyone else. None of us had lives. We were only taking two or three classes at a time, but we also were expected to teach, grade, proctor exams, and do research. And I'm not even talking about a top-tier school - this is pretty typical.
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Grad school is a lot more work but its also more enjoyable I find. People, for the most part, are more mature than in undergrad because they're focused and now have a very concrete goal in mind. It's a lot of work and pressure but its worth it.
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Make sure that you can multitask and that you have self-control and a desire to do well. It also helps if you are organized. The work load starts off similar to high school, but increasingly gets more difficult.
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Originally Answered: What to do with a 17 yr old who doesn't care to graduate high school?
I suggest contacting a major video game producer. Ask them what is required of any 'potential' employees seeking employment. They'll tell you all of their prospects have extensive educations. Then...show your brother their reply.
With all of the candidates out their looking for work with a REAL education...why on Earth would any employer want to hire someone too lazy to even finish high school?
I have a private academy in South Korea, and I had a nice 'sit down' talk with a young man recently with much the same problem. He wants to be a P.E. teacher. He feels he's such a great soccer player he'd be a natural. I had to show him in black and white that it matters little how much talent he has. The job he's after requires a prerequisite education. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! It's the same with your brother's dream.
Help him realize by being too lazy to even finish high school...he's telling potential employers he's also too lazy to work!