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27 Struggles Every Grad Student Knows To Be True

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1. You still get terror flashbacks to these.

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2. The amount of materials you need open for any one project or paper.

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3. You need to buy a small library for every semester.

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4. On the plus side, stacking books is...sort of a skill?

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5. Buying used books and discovering the owners ahead of you had...interesting ideas about how to use highlighters.

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6. Your idea of a "fun purchase" is a new pack of sticky notes.

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Surely this will make studying much more exciting!!!!

7. You identify deeply with this late-night grocery run.

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Look. It's all I need.

9. The adjustment period of learning each new professor's uniquely indecipherable note-writing style.

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10. Your gradual, almost imperceptible adoption of academese.

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I just used "pedagogical" like eight times in this paper and I'm not even sure...why?

11. You, in the library, on the most beautiful day of the year.

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12. You have printed out probably 17–20 trees at this point.

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13. You dread nothing more than hearing the words "power" and "point" in the same sentence.

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14. You've developed a sliding scale for what "messy" means.

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Everything in its proper place: all over the floor.

15. You've become a MASTER of the one-page cheat sheet.

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Nobody can fit more words on a piece of paper than you. NOBODY!!!

16. You have become a very specific kind of hoarder.

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17. You don't recognize the difference between weekdays and weekend days.

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18. You know that mail is never a good thing.

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19. You will do WHATEVER. IT. TAKES. To stay awake.

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20. You've developed a very insular, very delirious sense of humor.

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You'e lost the ability to make jokes the outer world understands.

21. Your meals are a means to survival ONLY.

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Nearest two food items: Sure, this is a meal!

22. Your walls look like a serial killer's. IT'S FINE.

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23. What the space next to your sink constantly looks like.

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24. You loooooooooove pop culture references. Love 'em.

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25. You've tried the "I'll just go to bed now, at 8 p.m., and finish this work at 2 a.m." thing.

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I'm sure it'll go great this time!!

26. There is really only one word that matters to you anymore.

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Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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