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Posts by Jordan Johansen

Blog: A Day in the Life of A Classicist: Grappling with Insecurity as a Graduate Student

A Day in the Life of A Classicist is a monthly column on the SCS blog, celebrating the working lives of classicists. This month, we look at the life of Classics graduate student Jordan Johansen.

I typically wake up early, around 5:30 am. I never considered myself a morning person until I got to graduate school, but I got in the habit from taking Greek & Latin survey classes. I found that I couldn’t read Greek and Latin as clearly, efficiently, or quickly late at night, so I started working in the morning. Now that I’m done with surveys, I’ve kept up with the habit. I like that I can get a lot done before I start my day on campus. There are also usually not very many emails coming in that early, so it’s easier to keep from being distracted.

I write mainly at home or in the library. I recently moved into my own apartment and have a second bedroom turned office, so I have a nice workspace at home. I also get a lot of writing done on the couch, especially in Read more …