(Raise a hand if you’ll be in NYC with me once the plague year ends)
(Raise a hand if you’ll be in NYC with me once the plague year ends)
For all you students who are suddenly finding yourself with online classes, here is list of people who are willing to help out with anyone struggling and our specialties/areas of interests. We’re all colleagues and we’re all in this together! Let’s be a true academic community and support each other as much as possible in the coming months.
This google doc has a list of over 100 people (with more being added) with different academic specialities ranging from chemistry to theatre and we want to help you with studies. In fact, we are very excited about helping you!
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#WFHchallenge day one
Got up, showered, dressed, made coffee. Moved my desk into my roommates room (he’s moved out but still on the lease 😬) and have started working…. ish. Opened all the back windows in my house because it’s absolutely lovely out. Might do some laundry in a bit, but I’m very cautious to go into the laundry room lol
Met up with a friend to walk her dog with her from a safe distance and am happy to be reminded that the world is still spinning (although for the first time in months we didn’t talk about our dissertations)
march twenty-fifth: I have an interview at harvard tomorrow to be a full-time researcher for a very very prominent former presidential advisor. the job is really competitive, so I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t get it. it’s an honor to even make it to the interview stage!
Hey guys does anyone know of other websites that have virtual dissections other than froguts? I’m trying to find perch, clam, crayfish dissections for my students and I haven’t been having much luck.
I have been using Scishow, Animalogic, and TED talks on YouTube videos for fun information to try and make it more interesting also.
If anyone else has suggestions and links I would forever grateful :)
I’m still waiting to hear back about the status of my application into an M.A./PhD program. I know that academia and professors all have more important things on their minds now. I’m forcing myself to wait until April to inquire about whats happening. But its driving me crazy especially now
I had two doctor’s appointments today through telehealth. My cat decided to crash the second.
I finally got bored and practiced some archery in the back yard.
Monday March 23 2020 || Spending my afternoon learning about the urinary system. Thrilling I know! I’m glad I have the time now to actually fully read and comprehend￼ my chapters. (not pictured: my dog who keeps laying on top of my textbook)
LOCKDOWN? STAY AT HOME? I got this! I’m ready. Be strong and be safe! And stay away!
For all you students who are suddenly finding yourself with online classes, here is list of graduate students who are willing to help out with anyone struggling and our specialties/areas of interests. We’re all colleagues and we’re all in this together! Let’s be a true academic community and support each other as much as possible in the coming months.
ceebycee - introductory physics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, astronomy, calculus (differential, integral, multivariable), linear algebra
@feamir - upper level physics and math
@andbeavillain - anything science and math related up to the university level, editing papers of any subject for clarity and grammar
@softcroft - biochemistry, biology (particularly genomics and transcriptomics), public health, epidemiology, social and behavioural health, PH biostats, organic chemistry, scientific writing, presentations, resume/CV/interview prep for bio sciences, Latin language
@cancerbiophd - biology (human physiology, mammalian cells, biology lab techniques, cancer), fellowship applications, grant writing, presentations, academic/scientific communication
irishfencer456 - biology (genetics, cell biology, signal transduction, intro biology subjects), technical writing, fellowship applications, grant writing, presentations, academic/scientific communication
@studyevergreen - environmental studies, biology, lower level chemistry, physiology, toxicology, environmental education, environmental governance, high school level subjects, proofreading and editing
@adelicateculturecell - general biology, genetics, basic chemistry
@xmarksthenerd - general biology, molecular biology, some orgo and biochemistry, algebra and geometry
thesleepiestsleepscientist - biochemistry, systems neuroscience, human physiology
@my-lions-mane - anatomy, human biology/anatomy, developmental biology, biochemistry, forensic toxicology, microbiology, interviews, applications, and statments
@narrativerehearsal - osteoarchaeology, archaeological science (isotopes, radiocarbon dating), skeletal anatomy and pathology, general archaeology and world prehistory, some medieval history (mainly British), some zooarchaeology
@professorerudite - English and Japanese
@myskyisempty - psychology, educational psychology, counseling and education
@gardenforsparrows - outdoor education/recreation, environmental education, environmental science, program evaluation, GIS, lower level english and literature
And speaking for myself, I’m more than happy to chat or answer questions about what I’m studying for anyone who’s curious, regardless of whether or not your studying it!
It you want to be on (or off) this list, just send me a message.
Reading for class, I’m getting a little bit tired of the word “framework”…………
I have established a temporary workstation, a cozy nook in the storage room (aka my brother’s old room)
Now that work is officially shut down, I have a lot of time to review for the GRE and finish my Graduate school application.
Focusing on what I can control at the moment.
I’ve talked before about me not liking group work, but I also just want to take the time to add that OT school is ALL group work. Every assignment we do is group work, even when we’re practicing writing documentation. This gets on my nerves because I personally don’t learn anything from group work. We have so many group assignments, projects, and presentations that the only way to get it done is to split up the work, despite our professors saying that we should meet outside of class and all go through the assignment together step by step. There is simply no time for that. We spend so much time in class which isn’t used productively, profs drag on lecture for the full three hours when they could have covered the material in one hour or one and a half hours tops. The amount of time spent in class makes it impossible to meet outside of class time unless it’s absolutely necessary for the assignment, not to mention that we also are required to meet with our research groups and faculty mentor each week. With so many groups project with different groups members, coordinating schedules just doesn’t happen so we split up the work, do it through google drive, and hope that everyone does it on time and produces quality work.
Honestly, the amount of group work makes me feel like I’m being jipped out of my education (a $200,000 education) because the reality is when I go on fieldwork, I’m on my own. It’s not going to be me and five other students from class treating one patient or writing one progress note. It’s going to be me alone that has to the work, the planning, and have ALL of the clinical skills required of me.
The professors always justify the amount of group work with “oh, but health care professionals work in teams, it’ll help you.” Health care professionals may work in teams, but the interactions are not the same as in an academic group project. In health care, for the most part, the extent of team work is “Oh, PT evaluated this patient this morning, let me ask the PT what their FIM levels were and read the PT note to get the information on the home environment so I can focus my questions on something else so as not to have the patient repeating the same information to three different therapists in one day.” This is what makes group work frustrating to me, not to mention the work ethic, quality of work, procrastination, and other characteristics of classmates that makes group work all the more infuriating.