Age group!

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How old will you be (or were you) when you start (or started) graduate school?

21
2
7%
22
8
27%
23
4
13%
24
5
17%
25
2
7%
26
3
10%
27
2
7%
28
0
No votes
29
2
7%
30+
2
7%
 
Total votes: 30

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satyad18
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Age group!

Post by satyad18 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:32 am

Well, I don't know exactly why I've thought of starting this. Maybe to get an idea of what the people's age are when they get into grad school, because I've heard that it varies.
And I hope the poll options are pretty close in range. :)

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Re: Age group!

Post by kroner » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:14 pm

YES! 24 is winning!

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Re: Age group!

Post by alfradthomas » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:23 am

will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....

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Re: Age group!

Post by WhoaNonstop » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:23 am

alfradthomas wrote:will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....
Most people celebrate what is known as a "birthday" every year. If you are able to count all your birthdays and click the little button in this poll that refers to that number, there is a small chance you will be chosen to participate in a dance off with the original poster.

- Riley

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Re: Age group!

Post by satyad18 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:41 am

WhoaNonstop wrote:
alfradthomas wrote:will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....
Most people celebrate what is known as a "birthday" every year. If you are able to count all your birthdays and click the little button in this poll that refers to that number, there is a small chance you will be chosen to participate in a dance off with the original poster.

- Riley
:lol:

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Re: Age group!

Post by grae313 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:15 pm

WhoaNonstop wrote:
alfradthomas wrote:will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....
Most people celebrate what is known as a "birthday" every year. If you are able to count all your birthdays and click the little button in this poll that refers to that number, there is a small chance you will be chosen to participate in a dance off with the original poster.

- Riley
It's a tad more complicated than that (we don't just give out dance-offs for free around here)--you have to figure out when you will start grad school and figure out how many birthdays you'll have at that point, not how many you have currently.

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Re: Age group!

Post by negru » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:12 am

grae313 wrote:
WhoaNonstop wrote:
alfradthomas wrote:will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....
Most people celebrate what is known as a "birthday" every year. If you are able to count all your birthdays and click the little button in this poll that refers to that number, there is a small chance you will be chosen to participate in a dance off with the original poster.

- Riley
It's a tad more complicated than that (we don't just give out dance-offs for free around here)--you have to figure out when you will start grad school and figure out how many birthdays you'll have at that point, not how many you have currently.
Dammit Riley get your *** straight you made me click the wrong button!

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Re: Age group!

Post by Ruby890 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:34 am

Hey satyad18, there are some grad students who aren't yet old enough to legally order a beer.

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Re: Age group!

Post by satyad18 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:39 am

Ruby890 wrote:Hey satyad18, there are some grad students who aren't yet old enough to legally order a beer.
Really!? OMG! =P

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Post by WhoaNonstop » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:06 pm

Ruby890 wrote:Hey satyad18, there are some grad students who aren't yet old enough to legally order a beer.

Sad in my opinion. ;)

-Riley

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Re: Age group!

Post by twistor » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:11 am

grae313 wrote:
WhoaNonstop wrote:
alfradthomas wrote:will you please give the detail information about this..... I don't get exact idea.....
Most people celebrate what is known as a "birthday" every year. If you are able to count all your birthdays and click the little button in this poll that refers to that number, there is a small chance you will be chosen to participate in a dance off with the original poster.

- Riley
It's a tad more complicated than that (we don't just give out dance-offs for free around here)--you have to figure out when you will start grad school and figure out how many birthdays you'll have at that point, not how many you have currently.
DDR!

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Re: Age group!

Post by CarlBrannen » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:18 pm

I got confused. Am I supposed to vote with the age I was when I started grad school the first time (in 1979), or my age when I begin next year (in 2011). It's a fairly large difference.

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Re: Age group!

Post by juana_sm » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:47 pm

I'll be 19:))

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Re: Age group!

Post by WhoaNonstop » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:57 pm

juana_sm wrote:I'll be 19:))
I'm glad you joined these forums just to post this.

-Riley

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Re: Age group!

Post by badphysicist » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:33 pm

MS - 24

if I get in to a PhD program next fall - 27

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Re: Age group!

Post by satyad18 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:26 pm

CarlBrannen wrote:I got confused. Am I supposed to vote with the age I was when I started grad school the first time (in 1979), or my age when I begin next year (in 2011). It's a fairly large difference.
I think the latter would do. =P

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Re: Age group!

Post by pqortic » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:58 pm

CarlBrannen wrote:I got confused. Am I supposed to vote with the age I was when I started grad school the first time (in 1979), or my age when I begin next year (in 2011). It's a fairly large difference.
the average of the two should fit well..



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