ERIC Number: ED332217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Back to School: Warnings and Advice to the Older Graduate Student.
Sudol, David; Hall, Anne-Marie
In a University English Education program, 14 graduate students between the ages of 37 and 50 were asked to talk about the personal, social, academic, and professional advantages and disadvantages of being older graduate students. Disadvantages included financial problems, social isolation, irrelevant course content, and supervision of their teaching by less experienced instructors. Some advantages noted were keeping intellectually alive, fewer social distractions, and greater self-reliance and confidence. At the end of each interview, the students offered some words of wisdom or advice to the older graduate student who might be in his or her place next year. (PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).