Open Thread: Tips For Navigating Grad Student Limbo?

Picture of an old-fashioned gramophone.[Each week at ProfHacker, George Williams hosts "Open Thread Wednesday." We recently decided to devote each open thread to a specific issue or question. The Commenting and Community Guidelines still apply. And remember that you can always suggest topics or ask us questions via email: —Ed.]

This week, I’m passing along a question from someone else, a question that’s very familiar to me based on what my experience of grad school felt like at times: “How does one navigate ‘grad student limbo’? What are the best ways to get by when you’re treated like a student (bumbling and inept) but expected to behave as a full fledged faculty member?”

Do you have any advice in response to this question? Please share in the comments!

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