I made the right decision. I’m very happy with the program here at CWU and I feel like it is the perfect place for me. The whole program focuses on preparing (and over preparing) students for a PhD program, so that when we get there, we aren’t overwhelmed. I have a lot of work on my plate already and I’m a little (or a lot) stressed about what is required of me. BUT all of my professors are supportive, educated and want us to succeed. I feel like I might not have the tools I need now, but by the end of the quarter I will have all the tools I need to succeed. There is a plan in place to help us transition from undergrad to grad level work. I’m going to be okay.

In other news, apparently graduate students read about 1500 pages a week. No, that’s not a typo. Ahh. I am the SLOWEST reader ALIVE. I need to figure out a strategy and ASAP.

I wrote down all the due dates in my planner last night and it looks like a massacre. Something’s due almost every day. Yikes.

More to come later, I just wanted to tell everyone that I’m alive, happy and so thankful to be back in school!

1 Comment on I survived!

  1. My dad told me that my eyes would bleed from all the reading that graduate students have to do. AND both of us being in the arts, I personally believe its going to be like 90 times worse than anything else. I still don’t know how I’m supposed to manage it all and all the reading I have to do “independently” for research.

    BUT WE CAN DO IT! And its super awesome that you’ve found the program for you; I think that’s one thing I’ve noticed so far, its a different kind of relationship between a student and a professor in graduate courses. I think I like it.

    Congrats 🙂

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