I have officially been a grad school student for 1 week and 2 days and I am feeling an overwhelming sense of panic! I loved undergrad and I learned a lot, but I did kind of just skate through. I can write and most of what I was learning was just common sense. But grad school is NOT going to be like that.
Class #1 - Research Methods. Purpose: Write a research proposal.
I will be honest, I was a little smug before class started. I work with scientists who perform research. I am the Institutional Review Board Administrator, so I am required to take training on ethics in research and I probably know a lot of the definitions in the Code of Federal Regulations better than the professor who is teaching the class.
And you know what? That is not helping me formulate a hypothesis or figure out where to get the information from or HOW to get the information. And I do not actually have to perform research, just PROPOSE how I would go about it.
It will get better. I hope it gets easier. But I have a feeling I am not going to be spending as much time on Facebook as I have.
And I may disappear (again) around here. But hopefully (with the election heating up) I won't be gone as long or as often!