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    I think there are a couple/few grad students in here. I'm kind of debating going on to grad school when I finish, but it depends on if I do education. If I go into education, I'm getting a job, working for a few years, and *THEN* getting a masters.
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    I'm planning to do graduate school in either 2013 or 2014. I missed the deadline for fall 2012 soooo.... yeah. I'm planning to go for my master's in library science.
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    Another failed afternoon in the library -- made the mistake of keeping my WIP document pulled up while I was supposed to be studying for history. I kept going back and writing snippets, and then 2 hours later, I'd only gotten through 10 pages of reading... FML.

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    You can do it, Choco!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roly View Post
    Any grad students in this thread?? I'm a 2nd year phD student, so I didn't know if I counted or if this was more for undergrads lol
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    Do you count as college student, if you're only doing online courses from your community college? >_>

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    Channy - Of course that counts! You're enrolled in college, aren't you?

    I really feel for all of you that still have exams. I finished last Wednesday, but my family flew in the same day for my graduation and they've kept me busy. They just left this morning, so I'm counting today as my first official day of summer! Woohoo!

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    Hello, I am a college-student writing for the young-adult/teens and wondered if I might join this party
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    Haha, thanks.

    but I have to ask, what's the major difference between teens writing for YA vs College student writing for YA. Is the couple year age gap really that impending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Channy View Post
    Haha, thanks.

    but I have to ask, what's the major difference between teens writing for YA vs College student writing for YA. Is the couple year age gap really that impending?
    The TWFT thread has been around for a few years, and about half the people on it have been on it since they were teens (even if they're not teens anymore--myself, Margo, and Para being among the oldest). They just stayed there partly because of community. This thread hasn't been around as long, and I think it was started by people who weren't sure where they belonged. So that's basically it. There's really not much of a difference, other than when people came on to AW. Those who've been here longer (since they were teens) tend to stick with TWFT, and those who join while they're in college/not teens but still young adults tend to just jump into this thread.
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    Hello! I have returned from being away for the weekend and I got my grades...I am graduating college with a 3.2 (4.0 is highest). So proud of myself. I got all A's or A-'s this semester (minus 1 pesky C+ but that class was hard).
    I've also been reading quite a bit. Yay for having free time!
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    A 3.2 is pretty good. It's higher than what I've got right now. (-_-)

    And I've actually been writing! Which is very happy.
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    Woot for writing more!!!

    Also, fredxgeorge, I studied in Brisbane. Loved it and did heaps of travelling. (Melbourne, South island of New Zealand, Sydney) I miss it a lot.
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    I've written about 1k since yesterday evening. That's 1k more than I've written in FOREVER.
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    Keep at it, girl

    I'm back to revising which feels oh so good. Hoping to have this thing completed by September. *whistles* Hopefully...

    Oh, and I'm reading F@ult !n 0ur $tars.
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    For some reason I haven't been able to concentrate on any of my normal reading.... Maybe that would explain why it's been so difficult to write. I haven't been reading much, if at all....
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    You are all making me so jealous! My exams don't start until June and I won't be done for the summer until the end of June still almost two months to go!
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    Kat, you can get through it. Don't worry. I had a month of hellish school stuff (I didn't write or revise during that time); I know what it is like.
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    I'm trying to decide if I'm going to crash for a little while, make food, watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch, or try and push my way through this chapter of AM. ...I honestly don't know which option is the most tempting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookgirl2021 View Post
    For some reason I haven't been able to concentrate on any of my normal reading.... Maybe that would explain why it's been so difficult to write. I haven't been reading much, if at all....
    I'm having the opposite problem at the moment. I've been reading so much (I've gone through four books in five days) because I haven't been able to read for fun in so long. The problem is I've been spending too much time reading, and not enough time writing! Wherever you end up finding your motivation, will you look for mine? Maybe they're hiding out together.
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