When I find out that my adviser wants to change my reading list again
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The gold standard in how to respond to someone who is supporting their assertions using only anecdotal evidence
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Each time a peer bashfully asks if I can explain a jargony term I only barely know how to use myself
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When it seems like the women in my seminar can’t get a word in edgewise
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When I point out someone’s phrasing is problematic and they cannot fathom why
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Finding a fascinating new theorist whose work totally supports your project
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When a student claims that I, as a TA, don’t have the power to give them a failing grade
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When a student tries to complain about his grade for the THIRD TIME (like the first two times I didn’t change it because I was just on my period and being irrational or something)
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Perpetually trying to hide how tired I am
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The most fundamental question in all of literary criticism
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Pontificating on the grad school experience. Using GIFs.
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