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I did myself a master in Education, almost by accident. when I did my bachelor, someone I had a low-intense crush on let it slip that they'd do the master thing, so I said - hey, this is good news. then she didn't complete the bachelor degree and I had to face the master music alone
and then I went and got a completely unrelated master in sociology, as you do. thus, if you ever need an interdisciplinarian, hmu

application woes 

I just got a negative response on a PhD application, and it was wild

it was the first time the uni actually demonstrated that it had in any way, shape or form actually read my application

I'm still in shock

It is a miracle that any piece of writing gets done at all, and we should celebrate it in every way we know how

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Me: ah, to be home after a day at the library
Also me: time to do several hours of miscellaneous office work
Also also me: if only I could do all this other work too, somehow

two statements about libraries 

1. universities are just a range of architecture surrounding a library

2. today is my first day at the library

If a dolphin tells you something, you need to annotate it with (citation needed)
- Kurt Cobain, 1967-1994

the key to reading Foucault 

"why is Foucault doing this seemingly irrelevant strange digression about this one Monsieur in 16th century France?"
listen
this is literally the only chance he gets to tell anyone this strange and wonderful tale. you take your shots when you get them

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the key to reading Foucault 

as you know - upon having read these words, the knowledge is imparted to you - I wrote a thesis that was an archival study. during these archival galivants, I encountered many a strange tale and anecdote, few of which were in any substantial way connected to the overall project I was undertaking
therein lies the key
Foucault was also an archive rat, who encountered many a strange tale. thing is, after reading these strange anecdotes, you want to tell someone. ergo,

Me: this is more of a cat than a question
Lecturer: ??
Me: *gently lobs a cat onto the stage*

It is an old adage that academic writing should endeavor to rid itself of the word "it". This ambition should not, however, overshadow the insidiousness of the word "is", which should also be avoided if at all possible

some application woes 

"Please include these nine kinds of information in you application"

"maximum number of files allowed: 1"

why are you like this, who hurt you

oh yeah, re-
I did myself a master in Education, almost by accident. when I did my bachelor, someone I had a low-intense crush on let it slip that they'd do the master thing, so I said - hey, this is good news. then she didn't complete the bachelor degree and I had to face the master music alone
and then I went and got a completely unrelated master in sociology, as you do. thus, if you ever need an interdisciplinarian, hmu

also pay @bgcarlisle so they can upgrade the masto server to deal with how many new users are here now patreon.com/theresearchfairy

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Reviewer 1: this is the best paper I've ever read
Reviewer 2: this is the worst paper I've ever read
Reviewer 3: I talked to reviewers 1 & 2, and I must say, I agree

Am I really a scholar dot social user, or just a somewhat shifty person pretending to be a scholar dot social user with an unprecedented amount of skill, finesse and success?

So many new scholars
I am almost overwhelmed by the urge to say
while we may all be colleagues (actual or virtual)
this is not a workplace chat
and you can post things like
I like skateboards, and will nyoom
with wild abandon
across the information superhighway
nice to meet y'all

Survey: is there anything we didn't do during your time here?
Me: I waited for years and years for you to offer the second half of a master program so I could finish my degree. at length, I realized you were not going to do it, so I turned to a different university and completed it over there. it is, methinks, your loss

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Alumni survey: do you think we, the university, could have done more to prepare students for the labor market?
Me, freetexting: it is not nor has it ever been part of the mission of a university to prepare students for the labor market. any and all attempts to restructure the organization towards such an aim should be resisted to the fullest extent possible. As Humboldt said,

"but skateboard academic sargoth, which institution are you at?"
see, academia stopped returning my calls after I discovered it'd only take another year to eke out two additional bachelors, in rhetoric and media studies respectively. I think my academic skateboarding antics is confusing the powers that be

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