how to cope in grad school

June 24, 2015
Superman in cape and mask sitting on top of building and reading

Practice Time: Use the Summer to Improve Speed Reading for Grad School

Grad school is nothing if it’s not one big reading assignment. So how do you cope with all that reading, equating to sometimes thousands of pages per week? The clincher: It is simply not humanly possible to read all of the assigned pages. You can’t. So you don’t. Instead, you learn to do some version of speed reading.  And now that summer’s here, one way to capitalize on time off of official studies is to hone those speed reading skills. As historian PhD candidate Andrew Joseph Pegoda writes about graduate school: “You will never read a book again; yet, you will […]