Humorous [History] grad school advice from a professor

<p>I posted this in general admissions. I'm not thinking it may not have been applicable to everyone. I'll repost this here for your guys' benefit:</p>

<p>Do</a> thy homework. The Edge of the American West</p>

<p>It's written by Eric Rauchway, Professor of America History, mostly Political History and mostly post-Reconstruction stuff.</p>

<p>Did you go to UC Davis? I did and I actually took a course from Professor Rauchway (lower division US History). He's very smart and has been featured on NPR. In class, he was engaging and just a great lecturer overall. </p>

<p>Unfortunately, I found this article very uncharacteristic of him. I thought his attitude was cold and his immature argument in the Comments section was even more unlike him. It was weird reading this piece, but thanks for posting...</p>

<p>Yeah I did, once upon a time. I ultimately decided to not pursue a Ph.D though. And yes, I find him smart as well.</p>

<p>If you'll allow me to plug UCD for just a bit: I honestly think the entire blog is a good read. Even when I try to be objective, I think it's one of the more readable sites out there. And it's actually contributed to by a number of professors, which I'm sure you've noticed if you were browsing the comments.</p>

<p>And I don't know about you, but I enjoy the banter. Immature for sure, but I guess that's just my sense of humor.</p>

<p>Here's a post whose comments section I recently enjoyed:</p>

<p>For</a> sale. The Edge of the American West</p>