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The Statistics of an English Master's Student at the U of S
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June 2, 2010, I graduated with a master's degree in English. That's five years of figurative blood, sweat, and tears! And what do I have to show for it? A diploma. A lot of trivia. A veritable arsenal of diction. And, hopefully, the beginning of a career.

Here are the statistics of my university education. I needed to add it up, immortalize it here, remember. To know that if I divide my word count by an average of 250 words per page, that means I've written five hundred and seven pages, not including bibliographies or anything like that. FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVEN. That's a lot, especially considering I usually didn't care a whit about the topic. Or the fact that I wrote nearly half as much in my master's year as in my whole undergraduate honors degree. Yikes! No wonder I didn't read any books for fun.

Without further ado...

Cost (Four years, eight terms) $19,299.54
Written Assignments86,500 words

Cost (a bit more than a year, five terms) $5,014.88
Written Assignments40,300 words

I moderately rocked out at 84%
I wrung out my brain with126,800 words
I paid in tuition$24,314.42
I probably paid in textbooks$2000
I was paid in scholarships$28,777.02
Meaning that in the end I profited$2,462.60
Being a Master of English at age 24feels pretty good.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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So let me get this straight, you managed to MAKE A PROFIT off of school? Ricki you know I love you but right now I hate you on principal.

We are so proud of you! You worked so very hard. Remember even though you don't have a career YET, the Lord always blesses the work of your hands. He is always faithful in His word.
Your very proud family

:D Thanks Mom!! I will always, always remember what you said: that the Lord keeps our dreams in His hands.

You're the very brightest and best, you know that? =) Love you lots!

This was neat to read! I don't think I want to do the math on mine ^__^

Hurry up and write your books!! I need to start riding your coattails to fame my dear!

Congrats, my dear friend. God will bless you for all your hard work - bless you as he always does.

So I just now managed to look at this entry now, but gosh, you don't know how proud I am to see it. You even made a table. Just how perfect are you, my friend? Congratulations just isn't big enough a word to embody my happiness or admiration for you, but, all the same, congratulations. You made it through, and I sincerely hope you are set for a dazzling future.

Congratulations to you too, miss graduate!!! We have both made great accomplishments in academia :D Let us not let our knowledge go to waste, but work to make the world a better place because we are educated :D

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