On Campus

The grading blues

A couple weeks ago I spent the better part of two days reading the entire 10-year archive of Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) comics. For those unfamiliar, it is a strip that first appeared in a Stanford University campus paper, written by a engineering PhD student, and poked fun at the trials of graduate life. The strip now appears with all the same characters, and their are fewer references to Stanford. I found the collection very entertaining and relatable, not because I’m in grad school per se, but because it is applicable to the entire university experience: the procrastination, the reverence (and fear) of on campus intellectual heavyweights, the slow decay of creativity, and of course the condenscension of younger students.

Lately, PhD comics published a short series on grading papers which seems to be pretty on the ball (or so I`m told…). Anyway, enjoy!

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