The Secret Scandal of Grad School

The Secret Scandal of Grad School 1

Tim Foley for The Chronicle Review

You’re holding office hours, waiting for students to come in and ask questions about the midterm or complain about their grades, when a student in an earlier class walks in. When you had her in class a few semesters ago, she was great: bright, inquisitive, alive to the material, and full of interesting things to say. And now she is coming to you for advice about going to graduate school. What do you say?