Newton’s Laws of Graduation

I read and cried.

  1. First Law: A grad student in procastination tends to stay in procastination unless an external force is applied to it.
  2. Second Law: The age, a, of a doctoral process is directly proportional to the flexibility, f, given by the advisor and inversely proportional to the student’s motivation m.
  3. Third Law: For every action towards graduation there is an equal and opposite distraction.

From PhD Comics via Cubical Life.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer


  1. Thanks for your comments and the credit in your blog! I really enjoyed reading your blog and Mahn!! you’ve got a nice camera!

  2. Newton’s Laws

    … of Graduation. The blog is called Procrastination. Like the man said, “One of these days I’m going to rearrange my priorities, but I have a lot of other things I want to do first.”…

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