Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School


Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School ➬ [Ebook] ➧ Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School By Adam Ruben ➸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This is a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal They lead the lives of the impoverished grade the exams of whiny u This is Stupid Stupid PDF Æ a book for dedicated academics who consider spending years masochistically overworked and underappreciated as a laudable goal They lead the lives of the impoverished grade the exams of whiny undergrads and spend lonely nights in the Surviving Your MOBI :Þ library or laboratory pursuing a transcendent truth that only six or seven people will ever care about These suffering unshaven sad sacks are grad students and their salvation has arrived in this witty look at the low points of Your Stupid Stupid PDF ✓ grad schoolInside you’ll find   • advice on maintaining a veneer of productivity in front of your advisor  • tips for sleeping upright during boring seminars  • a description of how to find which departmental events have the best unguarded free food  • how you can convincingly Your Stupid Stupid Decision to ePUB ´ fudge data and feign progress  This hilarious guide to surviving and thriving as the lowliest of life forms—the grad student—will elaborate on all of these issues and wwwfacebookcomstupiddecisiontogogr.


10 thoughts on “Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I was about to finish this book Literally I was at 88% and it would have taken me maximum 30 minutes to finish it But then the author made yet another slut shaming comment and I thought ‘‘That’s it The way this arrogant guy talks about women is just disgusting and I’m done’’ Reading this book was a stupid stupid decision And you know what it’s really shitty and selfish to tell your wife to be that you’re almost done with grad school when you know it’s a lie and to focus on academia during your honeymoon


  2. Alan Chen Alan Chen says:

    I was laughing almost literally from cover to cover Considering that I rarely laugh or even smile that is a monumental achievement The author a former PhD student knows his stuff knows what you're going through and knows how to use that knowledge to make gallows humor instead of inducing depression The chuckles start from the beginning with a 140 page book being led off by a Foreword a Preface a Prologue AND an introductionFirst of all I want to make it clear that this book while marketed for grad students can easily be applied to any form of post graduate education I am a Master's student to be not a PhD student and all of the jokes were eminently funny Simply put most of the experiences are universal to all students at college age or over from tactics on selecting the best recommendation letter you know a professor well and she likes you but do you know 3? what students look like coffee mug practically a body part talks person reads the entire slide word for word rendering the slide useless conferences sleeping in a hotel room or a packing crate if your department is tightfisted LolGrads high school reunions and the type of people you'll meet there and a comparison of grad school and various other schools business medical culinary obedience etc While at least 70% of the humor is universally relatable to any post grad student or to an undergrad in a particularly competitive program andor who has worked on a research projectin a lab a big portion will only apply directly to grad students duh While med students may find it hard to relate to the chunks on uals an incisive med student will be able to draw the connection between uals a massive exam at the end of the 2nd year of a PhD program and Step I a massive exam at the end of the 2nd year of medical school The section on undergrad stereotypes and their perceived whining for extra credit and half a point will be instantly recognizable to any student who watched these tactics in action or shamefully used them in the past Padding a dissertation may be irrelevant for someone in an MBA program but it will stoke memories of the tricks used to pad and stretch undergrad essays 14 point font double line spacing And everyone can relate to the difficulties in finishing a degree even if they don't have to jump through a conga line of thesis advisors to do itThe author is a member of Gen Ythe Millennials and it shows with the amount of pop culture references that he salts his book with This is a book where Neil Patrick Harris is trotted out as an example of how easy a medical program is Doogie Howser MD late 1980s compared to a PhD program Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog late 2000s A sharp eyed reader will be able to catch these references and importantly see how well he has incorporated them so that they don't feel forcedBut the best thing about the book is that the author never preaches He didn't write a humor book so that people could learn a few lessons like sugarcoating some bitter medicine He wrote a humor so that the people in these programs could let off some steam and feel like at least someone else in the Universe knew their pain The author only gets serious in the last 8 pages or so and it's pretty good advice Even this little lesson is written in a way so that the text reads like a person wrote it and not a professional author looking to game some book sales Maybe that's the book's true strength empathyEasily 55 stars Wait that clock can't be right This book will help me survive my own endeavor and I probably would have found it useful if I'd read it during undergrad when I did research in a lab filled with students going through the full PhD treatment For humor like this I recommend PHDComicscom and the Dent print cartoons from the NIH There aren't many people who understand what higher er education is like We are fortunate that some of the few who do decided to make humor out of that knowledge


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Some of it was not really my type of humor maybe A few things made me chuckle rants about seminars and undergrads but otherwise it seemed a little over the top Or maybe I'm in a good program Or maybe I just don't hate everything uite that much yet I have no idea


  4. Ankit Solanki Ankit Solanki says:

    Looking from the perception of Adam Ruben about the decision of Gard school mostly governed by the 'animal spirit' or parental strategy of manipulating the life in the name of the blatant lie Job security is really amusing to read The book could have been named as 'Honest Review Grad School'Well I am uite amused to read the improvised veracity and a realistic rational choice about the fidelity of Grad school written with a pinch of humor and probably psychedelic subtle hints On the contrary this book also points towards the aimless life of a person revolving around the twentieth century inventions which may have been viewed as an achievable subconscious target by a mass of people running towards the person moving in front of him


  5. Nutkin Nutkin says:

    I received this book from another friend who escaped her own grad school hell and knew I could use a pick me up; was she ever rightThe author takes you through different points from thinking about going to grad school dealing with undergrads and finally trying to get out of grad school I think he could've put into the writing one's thesis or dissertation section since most of us have to spend so much time on it but overall this book was hilarious and allowed me to really laugh at all the bang on comments and tips Some points actually caused me to laugh out loud It's a relatively uick and easy read which is nice While most of it is comedic it does end with a short bit of serious advice It was a great way to finish it upI would recommend this book to any undergrad graduate student or former graduate student It would be amazing if supervisors gave this book out during orientation


  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    Full disclosure I know Adam Fuller disclosure he is the funniest person I knowThat said this book was as funny as I expected AND MORE As someone who got a Master's and uickly got the eff out of grad school I related to a lot of the commentary in the book It made me appreciate fully my decision to leave ; If you have at any time been in or considered going to grad school I highly recommend this entertaining read It may be the most entertaining thing you read for a while


  7. Keenan Keenan says:

    Pithy over the top and weirdly imaginative this is a cute little book that really only makes sense for those that have already entered postgraduate study for whom it is often too late to change course Some genuinely helpful advice about screwing with undergraduates a scary look into the fact that some graduate programs force you into debt and a few funny remarks about the ridiculousness of campus life after 22 Good for a uick read


  8. Sarah Myers Sarah Myers says:

    Read to be sure I was sure


  9. أسامة أسامة says:

    Its very sad to read this while in grad school 😂


  10. Zach Zach says:

    Pretty funny pretty short


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10 thoughts on “Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I was about to finish this book Literally I was at 88% and it would have taken me maximum 30 minutes to finish it But then the author made yet another slut shaming comment and I thought ‘‘That’s it The way this arrogant guy talks about women is just disgusting and I’m done’’ Reading this book was a stupid stupid decision And you know what it’s really shitty and selfish to tell your wife to be that you’re almost done with grad school when you know it’s a lie and to focus on academia during your honeymoon

  2. Alan Chen Alan Chen says:

    I was laughing almost literally from cover to cover Considering that I rarely laugh or even smile that is a monumental achievement The author a former PhD student knows his stuff knows what you're going through and knows how to use that knowledge to make gallows humor instead of inducing depression The chuckles start from the beginning with a 140 page book being led off by a Foreword a Preface a Prologue AND an introductionFirst of all I want to make it clear that this book while marketed for grad students can easily be applied to any form of post graduate education I am a Master's student to be not a PhD student and all of the jokes were eminently funny Simply put most of the experiences are universal to all students at college age or over from tactics on selecting the best recommendation letter you know a professor well and she likes you but do you know 3? what students look like coffee mug practically a body part talks person reads the entire slide word for word rendering the slide useless conferences sleeping in a hotel room or a packing crate if your department is tightfisted LolGrads high school reunions and the type of people you'll meet there and a comparison of grad school and various other schools business medical culinary obedience etc While at least 70% of the humor is universally relatable to any post grad student or to an undergrad in a particularly competitive program andor who has worked on a research projectin a lab a big portion will only apply directly to grad students duh While med students may find it hard to relate to the chunks on uals an incisive med student will be able to draw the connection between uals a massive exam at the end of the 2nd year of a PhD program and Step I a massive exam at the end of the 2nd year of medical school The section on undergrad stereotypes and their perceived whining for extra credit and half a point will be instantly recognizable to any student who watched these tactics in action or shamefully used them in the past Padding a dissertation may be irrelevant for someone in an MBA program but it will stoke memories of the tricks used to pad and stretch undergrad essays 14 point font double line spacing And everyone can relate to the difficulties in finishing a degree even if they don't have to jump through a conga line of thesis advisors to do itThe author is a member of Gen Ythe Millennials and it shows with the amount of pop culture references that he salts his book with This is a book where Neil Patrick Harris is trotted out as an example of how easy a medical program is Doogie Howser MD late 1980s compared to a PhD program Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog late 2000s A sharp eyed reader will be able to catch these references and importantly see how well he has incorporated them so that they don't feel forcedBut the best thing about the book is that the author never preaches He didn't write a humor book so that people could learn a few lessons like sugarcoating some bitter medicine He wrote a humor so that the people in these programs could let off some steam and feel like at least someone else in the Universe knew their pain The author only gets serious in the last 8 pages or so and it's pretty good advice Even this little lesson is written in a way so that the text reads like a person wrote it and not a professional author looking to game some book sales Maybe that's the book's true strength empathyEasily 55 stars Wait that clock can't be right This book will help me survive my own endeavor and I probably would have found it useful if I'd read it during undergrad when I did research in a lab filled with students going through the full PhD treatment For humor like this I recommend PHDComicscom and the Dent print cartoons from the NIH There aren't many people who understand what higher er education is like We are fortunate that some of the few who do decided to make humor out of that knowledge

  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Some of it was not really my type of humor maybe A few things made me chuckle rants about seminars and undergrads but otherwise it seemed a little over the top Or maybe I'm in a good program Or maybe I just don't hate everything uite that much yet I have no idea

  4. Ankit Solanki Ankit Solanki says:

    Looking from the perception of Adam Ruben about the decision of Gard school mostly governed by the 'animal spirit' or parental strategy of manipulating the life in the name of the blatant lie Job security is really amusing to read The book could have been named as 'Honest Review Grad School'Well I am uite amused to read the improvised veracity and a realistic rational choice about the fidelity of Grad school written with a pinch of humor and probably psychedelic subtle hints On the contrary this book also points towards the aimless life of a person revolving around the twentieth century inventions which may have been viewed as an achievable subconscious target by a mass of people running towards the person moving in front of him

  5. Nutkin Nutkin says:

    I received this book from another friend who escaped her own grad school hell and knew I could use a pick me up; was she ever rightThe author takes you through different points from thinking about going to grad school dealing with undergrads and finally trying to get out of grad school I think he could've put into the writing one's thesis or dissertation section since most of us have to spend so much time on it but overall this book was hilarious and allowed me to really laugh at all the bang on comments and tips Some points actually caused me to laugh out loud It's a relatively uick and easy read which is nice While most of it is comedic it does end with a short bit of serious advice It was a great way to finish it upI would recommend this book to any undergrad graduate student or former graduate student It would be amazing if supervisors gave this book out during orientation

  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    Full disclosure I know Adam Fuller disclosure he is the funniest person I knowThat said this book was as funny as I expected AND MORE As someone who got a Master's and uickly got the eff out of grad school I related to a lot of the commentary in the book It made me appreciate fully my decision to leave ; If you have at any time been in or considered going to grad school I highly recommend this entertaining read It may be the most entertaining thing you read for a while

  7. Keenan Keenan says:

    Pithy over the top and weirdly imaginative this is a cute little book that really only makes sense for those that have already entered postgraduate study for whom it is often too late to change course Some genuinely helpful advice about screwing with undergraduates a scary look into the fact that some graduate programs force you into debt and a few funny remarks about the ridiculousness of campus life after 22 Good for a uick read

  8. Sarah Myers Sarah Myers says:

    Read to be sure I was sure

  9. أسامة أسامة says:

    Its very sad to read this while in grad school 😂

  10. Zach Zach says:

    Pretty funny pretty short

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