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How to Handle a Hands-off Adviser

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Grad school is overwhelming in so many different ways–not only are you digging into the material deeper than ever before and conducting your own research, but you’re also dealing with a whole new set of academic political dynamics. You have to answer to your advisory committee and professors while still following the passion that got you into the school in the first place. But what if your advisers won’t even, well, advise you?  Captain Awkward answers some questions about standing up for your research while taking care of yourself in grad school. Read more here.