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07 September 2005 @ 01:33 pm
You all did wonderfully on your presentations. Just thought you'd like to know!

'We' are planning something tonight (Wednesday the 7th), not sure what though but hopefully someone will be in touch with details.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
13 August 2005 @ 12:49 am
You just might be a graduate student if...

- you can analyze the significance of appliances you cannot operate.

- your office is better decorated than your apartment.

- you have ever, as a folklore project, attempted to track the progress of your own joke across the Internet.

- you are startled to meet people who neither need nor want to read.

- you have ever brought a scholarly article to a bar.

- you rate coffee shops by the availability of outlets for your laptop.

- everything reminds you of something in your discipline.

- you have ever discussed academic matters at a sporting event.

- you have ever spent more than $50 on photocopying while researching a single paper.

- there is a microfilm reader in the library that you consider "yours."

- you actually have a preference between microfilm and microfiche.

- you can tell the time of day by looking at the traffic flow at the library.

- you look forward to summers because you're more productive without the distraction of classes.

- you regard ibuprofen as a vitamin.

- you consider all papers to be works in progress.

- professors don't really care when you turn in work anymore.

- you find the bibliographies of books more interesting than the actual text.

- you have given up trying to keep your books organized and are now just trying to keep them all in the same general area.

- you have accepted guilt as an inherent feature of relaxation.

- you reflexively start analyzing those greek letters before you realize that it's a sorority sweatshirt, not an equation.

- you find yourself explaining to children that you are in "20th grade".

- you start refering to stories like "Snow White et al."

- you frequently wonder how long you can live on pasta without getting scurvy

- you look forward to taking some time off to do laundry

- you have more photocopy cards than credit cards

- you wonder if APA style allows you to cite talking to yourself as "personal communication"



Here is a challenge. Post a comment and add your own.....
Current Mood: sillysilly
14 July 2005 @ 05:59 pm
I’d like to welcome our latest members:
anna_trias, caraflowers, mjverlander

So for a bit of fun, here are some funny bumper stickers and fun phrases for you to ponder on.

For those times you are hard at work:

I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert....

Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

And for those times you are hardly working:

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

And always remember:

If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.

I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!


And remember you do know that you can comment on individual posts as well as leave your own. I know I’ve not been in lately to help get people set up, but I will be. For those of you who haven’t signed up yet, you should get to that!

Current Mood: blankblank
04 July 2005 @ 08:53 pm
Woohoo, so I finally joined Live Journal, just hope some more of you sign up!

Well, not a very interesting day at the Satanics, just more of the same frustrations, but hey, it could be worse.
Current Mood: blahblah
02 July 2005 @ 08:11 pm
I'd like to Welcome my classmates to this livejournal. I'm just now playing with the settings and getting everything set up and working. Soon though I'm hoping everyone of us will be hooked up to the community so we can post information and keep everyone updated. Got a party planned? Just learned you got accepted to a job or programme? Any tips for researching and writing in these last weeks?

But most importantly I wanted to start this community so that we could keep in touch with each other long after we've gotten our degrees and have gone our seperate ways.



I've got the first tip, provided to me by Mike who was given it to him by Peter Hollingsworth. I know we should have gotten most of our literature all rounded up by now but a useful website for us to search for more is Google Scholar. I haven't given it a run yet myself, but the idea is interesting.

To quote the About Google Scholar: "Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web."
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