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Grad school etiquette 

Never ask a grad student:

* How's the thesis coming?
* When are you done? / When did you start?
* What will you do after you graduate?

If there's news, THEY'LL TELL YOU

Grad school etiquette 

@bgcarlisle Better questions to ask a grad student, if you want to show that you're interested and you also care about their mental health:

- What's something cool you recently learned?
- Where do you think your field's research might go in the next 5 years?
- Do you have any readings/resources you'd recommend to an interested non-specialist?

Grad school etiquette 

@foureyedsoul added bonus: these usually lead to far more interesting discussions!! if you ask them you might actually learn something new about the world!

Grad school etiquette 

@bgcarlisle there's one family friend who leaves these kinds of questions in random posts and status updates on Facebook. I ignore them flat out, but each time I see one I instantly feel nauseous

Grad school etiquette 

@bgcarlisle
Literally got all three of these over the Thanksgiving holiday

Grad school etiquette 

@bgcarlisle I felt tired just reading these questions. My soul turned into a raisin.

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