Students Again

Non-traditional student group. Let's compare notes, share resources and our lessons learned.

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Non-traditional Students

I'm surprised by the number of non-traditional anthropology students I meet in school and elsewhere. It's not easy going back to school, but universities are beginning to embrace those who return.

Let's use this group to share our stories and things we've learned along the way.

I have created a page for us on the new OAC WIki where we can post materials and links.

Discussion Forum

MA vs PhD 4 Replies

Started by Paula Gray. Last reply by Valerie Feria Isacks Dec 26, 2011.

So, what's your story? 5 Replies

Started by Paul Wren. Last reply by Victoria Reed Mar 6, 2010.

Hints and Tips 3 Replies

Started by Paul Wren. Last reply by Paul Wren Oct 28, 2009.

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Comment by Paul Wren on September 11, 2010 at 8:54am
I've been re-evaluating my future as a student, and wrote a blog post all about my likely new direction: Applied Anthropology. Feel free to take a look at What now?
Comment by irisodyuo on May 18, 2010 at 8:48am
I teach history in college. Presently on leave for a Phd. program on ethnic art and i'm overwhelm by the theories, the methodology, the arguments. Its a new subject and i feel like a student again, should have opted for anthropology back then.
Comment by Paul Wren on September 30, 2009 at 2:55am
Hello, fellow students of anthropology. I've been off doing other things, and have badly neglected this fledgling group!

I'm now in week 6 of a wonderful seminar on Economic Archaeology at ASU, and the workload is killing me (when I factor in my day job, being an admin here at the OAC, and a couple of independent research projects).

I hope to begin some new discussions here, but please... feel free to initiate a topic if you like. What would you like to get from a group dedicated to non-traditional students? How are you balancing your return to school with the rest of the demands in your life?

Back soon... no, really!
Comment by Victoria Reed on September 4, 2009 at 6:00pm
British Literature & Students; Blog'd this morning about reference links for these subjects, from my Fall '09 semester resources.
Comment by Nathan Jarred Jones on August 4, 2009 at 11:02pm
I retired from the computer industry in 1996, then became a non-traditional student and picked up my degree in Anthropology in 2000. Wish I had done it much sooner, but I feel this field was just waiting for me
Comment by Victoria Reed on July 17, 2009 at 2:45pm
Thanks for the heads-up re: additions to the Student page & the links. I reviewed the non-trad blogs, I prefer the second Memoirs of a non-trad. The author seems to be a more experienced blogger. I just looked at my "What-if" transcript, seems I have a little work to do re: science credits.
Comment by Paul Wren on July 13, 2009 at 10:14pm
Sorry I haven't posted more material here lately-- I've been quite busy. I did manage to add a couple of links on our Wiki page that you might find useful-- one to the online Masters program at UNT, and another to a part-time program in Social Anthropology at Birkbeck in London.

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