Tool Roundup: Mind Mapping Software | GradHacker -
I use mindmapping software, but I don’t really swear by it - I’m more of a mind-drawer (as in pen and paper) myself. But cheers to those of you who can map it out on a screen.
Dear Readers and Fellow Tumblrs,
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been in the quiet process of moving out of Tumblr. You most likely didn’t notice the silent scrubbing of a few select posts in favor of my new, pseudonym-free blog, but it was a nice process of recalling old vices, quibbles, and moments of halfway decent writing. My tumblr followers are my new favorites and I’ve subsequently added you to my RSS and/or Twitter feed so I can continue to follow you all in your creative, funny, beautiful, and clever shenanigans. If you received a follow from daciatakesnote, that’s me!
I’ve also decided to drop the pseudonym, woman up, and jump into the wilderness of the interwebs where I hope to engage with you all face-to-face, or face-to-computer-to-face. When you visit my new blog, you won’t find much there yet, but over the next month or so, as I write new material, I will release some oldies-but-goodies from my archives from here and FuckYeahDissertation.tumblr.com.
Thanks for all the community support, funny cats, and virtual shoulders to cry on. I look forward to hearing from you at my new digs:
The Disgruntled Academic
On the Myth of Professionalization Among Grad Students -
Reading the hell out of this right now.
FACT: A post-doc in the English department at UC Davis (for which there will likely be hundreds of applicants) with a one-class-per-quarter teaching load pays $50,000/year, with benefits. The same teaching load at UC Berkeley, performed by a “lecturer”? $7,000/semester, without benefits.
SCARIER FACT: Chances are, you won’t be the Davis hire. You’ll be the lecturer.
In short: We grad students need to stop seeing ourselves as special, and instead see ourselves as part of a sometimes-great institution that does amazing things, one of which (perhaps the most important of which) is challenging and enriching students’ minds through classroom instruction and discussion — but also to recognize that it is an institution that currently systematically undervalues this work.
What’s really terrible? My first thought was, “Holy shit! they make 7Gs at UC Davis for adjunct work? Sign me up!”
I’m damaged goods, y’all.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed one of these.