Apr 08 2011 Published by proflikesubstance under [Et Al]
Pop quiz, hot shot:
Label both the X and Y axis and all 5 points. For a bonus, provide a title.
(Humorous responses only, please. It's Friday)
18 responses so far
x = time since beginning of semester
y = intensity of desire to say something seriously impolitic to colleague/student
1 = first student to ask a question already answered on the syllabus and in the lecture
2 = first time colleague turns up 15 minutes late for class, finds all the students have left, and asks me to reschedule a session for them
3 = colleague has been turning up on time, just the usual student issues (note similarity of slope to period 1-2)
4 = first assessment date coincides with first departmental staff meeting
5 = I take a mental health day
1. Vague Half-baked idea.
2. General sketch of method
3. Begin experimentation
4. Peek at data (even though you're not supposed to)
5. Actually look at full data set
Y axis: Hope
x = day of the week (1=monday...5=Friday)
y = units of work completed
Note spike in productivity on Thursday, the mechanism hypothesized to be panic about the looming end-of-the week
x = weeks of grant writing
y = expectation of being funded
5 = date of submission
Title: The effects of deadlines on blog-reading time
x-axis: time in days (from 0 to deadline)
y-axis: ratio [hours spent reading blogs / hours spent working on paper]
1. The draft of my paper isn't due to my PI until next week - let's see what PLS has to say...
2. Hey, PLS has a link to Odyssey's Xtranormal video. LOL! Let's send it to all my friends!
3. Wow, Physioprof sure knows how to cook - what other recipes does he have?
4. Ooh, there's a juicy debate at Female Science Professor - I need to hone my arguments to counter the mansplainers...
5. Wah? Oh $%*#, I needed to get this draft in this afternoon! Better get cracking...
1-5 = Monday-Friday, respectively
Y-axis = likelihood of addressing "issues" from students.
x: First draft of a research paper as a grad student, section by section
y: Level of excitation/enthusiasm
1-Working on the abstract, tables and figures: that story will be interesting ! Can't wait to start writing the paper !
2-After a lot of readings, now able to write a decent introduction...
3- Methods and results sections were pretty easy to write, now it's time for the discussion!!!
4-Discussion and conclusion: done ! Yay! I can now submit it to the supervisor!!! That paper will rock !!!
5-Return of the unrecognizable first draft revised by the supervisor with a mention on the title page: "Good start"
I seem to hear my story.....
I think every grad student just thought that...
Bravo! genuine LOLz here
x = Time after grad student joins a lab
y = Productive output from said grad student
1 - End of first year in the lab
2- Qualifying exam
3- First paper submission
4 - Funding runs out, experiments must be completed, thesis must be submitted immediately
5 - Sleeping for a week post-thesis submission
Hahaha. This is so my life.
x = willingness to hit on someone
y = number of whiskey shots taken
x - hours I was in lab today
y - # science-related things being done
5-2pm, Yankees v. Red Sox
projected trajectory likely inaccurate
x = weeks of paperwriting
y = expectation of publication in journal-of-awesome-results
4= day before reviews come back
Are you sure you didn't invert your axes? I'd think the drop off after 5 is from passing out.
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