Reasons Not to Go to Grad School
By Scott Jaschik
Three years into an economic downturn that worsened an already tough academic job market, a blog called “100 Reasons NOT to Go to Graduate School” has become popular with grad students seeking to vent.
Anonymously produced for two years by someone who says the blog is “the result of long experience,” the steadily increasing number of comments on posts testifies that its point of view is resonating with many. The posts are a mix of analysis of the job market (“There are very few jobs”), the realities many see in graduate school (“Graduate seminars can be unbearable”) and the impact of grad school on individuals’ personal lives (“The one-body problem”).
Visit the blog: http://100rsns.blogspot.com/