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2/22/12 5:35 P

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I will be graduating in May but I am currently taking 20 credit hours. I am going crazy. BUT what does help me is taking about 10 minutes everyday to think about things that keep me going. I have a list of videos and pictures that I can look at when I get down to help me.

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2/22/12 2:35 P

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I understand, I'm only halfway through a 60 credit masters program and it feels like it's dragging on forever! And to add insult to injury, graduate students can no longer receive subsidized loans, but only unsubsidized loans. Subsidized loans do not accumulate interest while unsubsidized do, supposedly it's a way for the government to save money but it really feels more like a kick in the rear to the middle and lower classes.

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2/22/12 2:22 P

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I've been there MANY times. I'm taking my comprehensive exams right now and I need to finish 2 more classes. Sometimes I seriously considered quitting, especially the first year. I had to remind myself how much I wanted the degree, how long it took for me to get to that point, and where would I be if I quit. Sometimes I set fun rewards for myself so I had something to look forward to whenever I got done with a semester or a large assignment. January/February is the worst time for me because it's still winter and end-of-semester looks so far away. This morning, though, I heard birds chirping for the first time and it was nice and warm out, so I got really excited for spring to get here. It helped remind me that I've made it through many other spring semesters and I'll make it through this one.

It also helps to commiserate with others, even if only online. emoticon

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2/22/12 2:12 P

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Right now,I hate my grad school studies. Iwould quit right now but I know I would regret it because I have only 3 more courses. Ever been in this state of mind?What kept you going? Would love to hear from you

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