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The Statistics of an English Master's Student at the U of S
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jesusphreaq
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...

Undergraduate
Cost (Four years, eight terms) $19,299.54
Scholarships$11,500.00
Average84%
Written Assignments86,500 words

Graduate
Cost (a bit more than a year, five terms) $5,014.88
Scholarships/Fellowship$17,277.02
Average84%
Written Assignments40,300 words


Total
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.



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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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