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Weekly Roundup: August 31

August 31, 2012

In this week's roundup: Grad school advice, impostor syndrome, tech tips and workaholism in academia.

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Grad Student Life

  • Inside Higher Education: Life Lessons From Patti Smith
    "I finished reading Just Kids last night - Patti Smith's incredible memorial to her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. I am grateful that she let me into her world and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the social nature of creativity."
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Embrace Your Inner Insecurity
    "Do you feel inadequate even though you have done well professionally? Do you worry that you could be fired tomorrow, even if you constantly receive positive feedback? Do you work harder than most people in order to prove that you are not an impostor? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are probably remarkably successful."

Writing and Research

After Graduation

  • Wired: The Results are in: Scientists are Workaholics
    "Far from academia being a cushy and lazy lifestyle as sometimes portrayed in fiction, researchers know that science is an around-the-clock endeavor. Well, we now have some quantitative data to back this up."


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