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Things that I have learned after one semester at SI

  • No one else knows what they're doing, either.
  • The second semester will be easier, if only because I won't waste so much time wondering if I will ever make friends.
  • The point of Social Systems & Collections was to teach us vocabulary and introduce us to articles and authors we will have to reference for the rest of our lives as information professionals.
  • There actually was a point to Use of Information, and it wasn't necessarily just to teach us how to work in groups.
  • Grad school is haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard. But I will survive, because I always do.

srah - Tuesday, 16 December 2003 - 2:28 PM

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Comments (6)

gravatar Urs - December 16, 2003 - 2:35 PM -

And always do your research well in advance of writing a paper

gravatar srah - December 16, 2003 - 2:38 PM -

Yeah, you'd like to think I'd learned that lesson!

B is for bubble tea, that's good enough for me!

gravatar katie - December 16, 2003 - 3:55 PM -

That last one is what scares me. I suppose it's what's keeping me from jumping head first into the grad school current...

gravatar Jez - December 16, 2003 - 4:43 PM -

Oooh, hard work. I decided to go and teach English on a tropical island instead of going to do postgraduate studies (although if I could have afforded to carry on stuydying, I would have done). Is that one semester left or three?

gravatar srah - December 16, 2003 - 5:11 PM -

Me? I've got three more.

gravatar Cari - December 16, 2003 - 7:34 PM -

hmmm...what have i learned this semester:
-parse errors suck arse
-3 hour lectures require lotsa candy
-Naming stuffed animals after profs may or may not be a good idea :-p

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