Here is an excerpt from the closing of an article entitled, I can't spell, and I still got into graduate school: "from my perspective, if you can spell at a fourth-grade level, you should be able to get through life with little issue given today's technology and the formats in which we now produce writings." I disagree, but this is the author's opinion -- so fair enough. What is your opinion? I would love to hear from other graduate students, as well as professors. In the meantime, let's check out some grad school news:
- Perhaps there are several foreign students that can spell better than domestic students in the United States, but aside from that, how well do they acculturate?
- Some academics will gasp if people compare academia to the holy land; others might wholeheartedly agree. Is a acquiring a Ph.D. similar to a pilgrimage? An interesting perspective.
- Graduate student or not, what makes you think you can make bail on terrorism charge? He could have been a law student, but I still doubt he'd have made bail.
We've all heard of the "freshman 15" -- but is that just a myth? According to researchers Jay Zagorsky and Patricia Smith, "the average college student, both male and female, only gains about three pounds the first year." This comes from a report that they recently published in Social Science Quarterly. Jean Fain from the Huffington Post interviewed the researchers to learn more about their study. So why should you care if you are already in graduate school? Well, you may be interested to read about the "grad school 20." Is it another myth, or a scary reality? Find out by reading the full interview. Let's check out some other grad school news:
- At the University of Texas a professor joined forces with graduate students, as well as undergrads, and developed a soccer playing robot. Forget soccer, those grad students should create a dissertation writing robot.
- Whoosah. Tips for beating stress in graduate school.
- Arizona State University graduate student Stephanie Lee created a "green, luxury e-boutique" for babies, and it earned her a spot as a finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
- Did you know that RefWorks has a new YouTube channel featuring various tutorials? Well, now you know, so check it out!