May 27, 2014
The Secret Scandal of Grad School
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?