We looked inside some of the tweets by @AJMcGee21 and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
A fellow student told me they could do my PhD project significantly faster than I can. I then went into a brief spiral of #impostersyndrome. But then I realized I'm the ONLY one who sees the intricate challenges of my research on a day to day basis. @AcademicChatter #phdchat
The instructor of my survey course included a question about the TAs (me) in the student evals. These are my first evals. Despite the majority being positive, a few were not so & I am trying not to take them too personally. How did you feel abt your first student evals?
In light of @history The Men Who Built America, my students decided instead of watch films today but to create their own series—The WOMEN Who Built America. This is their brainstorm list. Ok, #twitterstorians, help us cast this series. Who else do you wanna see? #HATM
This thread!! 👏🏼👏🏼
Unsolicited advice, so that others may learn from the error of my ways: Do not accept writing deadlines that fall very early in the summer. The decompression phase after the semester ends is absolutely essential. Napping > writing in the first couple of weeks. #lessonlearned
Important for any deadline, I think. Gave myself hard reading deadlines this summer in prep for comps this fall, but the semester ended just Frid. Already behind in reading & being too hard on myself when probably should have given myself a few days to decompress first. #phdchat
Just got notified the panel @AJMcGee21, Geneva Smith, and I formed, with chair/commenter Christopher Tomlin, has been accepted for #OAH2020. Keep your eyes open for “Legalizing Race: State Building at the Intersections of Slavery, Race, and Law in the Long Eighteenth Century.”
Yes!! So excited for next year!
Dear students everywhere: If you loved a class, tell your professor/teacher. Write a note/e-mail or say it after class. Seriously, sometimes knowing one student really got something out of class makes all the difference. I keep every single one of those notes/emails. They matter.
Lately, I have been fascinated by YouTube videos of individuals exploring abandoned places. These novice explorers documenting many of these spaces makes me wonder if there is any work on the culture of abandoned spaces and how these videos might be used as sources? 🧐
How do you avoid catching the plague? Here's a thread of the best medical advice from 1665 as the Great Plague ravaged London.
Considering the fact that measles outbreaks are still a thing, this could come in handy one day. I personally recommend sharing your home with a stinky goat.
Despite what it may seem, every1 in grad school is struggling & oft just trying to survive. Please remember, even if u didn’t receive that award, or get that article published, or simply didn’t finish that book for seminar, u are still an intelligent & capable badass. U got this! https://twitter.com/kesearles/status/1121064480857837568 …
This week I received two grant rejections & after reading the pretty standardized letters, I grew curious. Have any of u reached out to an archive/other institution after a rejection for ways to strengthen future grant applications? Is this a thing? #Twitterstorians #phdchat
Students: if you feel like there is so much to do & everything is overwhelming, please know that while it may *seem* like a good idea to sleep less, skip meals & avoid exercise, those things are an investment in yourself that will serve you better. Faculty & staff: same for you.
Just a gentle reminder as we begin to gear up for the last few weeks of the semester.