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GRADsKool 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 14 posts. There were 4 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 170kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 4th with 60 views. The most popular post that day was Applying — It’s May and I have not heard from grad school.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for what can you do with a phd, gradskool, paperology, finding a supervisor, and sonali lokuge.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Applying — It’s May and I have not heard from grad school May 2010


Applying — Finding a Supervisor December 2009


Applying — Choosing a grad program, supervisor and lab January 2010
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Applying — Ask a Professor December 2009


Applying — Reference Letters January 2010
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Ah, application season is almost here

Hi Folks

Its been awhile since I wrote a new article for the blog, and this will be a short one because I’m heading out the door to a conference. But I do not want to leave you without any guidance while you start the process of selecting which grad schools to apply to for next fall.

The most important advice that I can give you is to talk to your current professors. Ask them for advice, tell them what you are interested in doing for your grad studies and ask them which programs and supervisors might be a good fit for you.

This is probably the single most important thing that you can do to help you find the right grad program.

More soon. Bye for now.

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