1.You know nothing.
You know how you know nothing? Because professors and staff will constantly ask you to do things that you have clue how to do but in a way that you feel that you obviously should know how to do. Thus the ever revolving door of if you are actually incompetent or if they are "pushing" you to learn it on your own.
2. Research is the BFF.
Ya those classes you are in, unless they are focused on research, can feel like a waste. Research is your main line/ focal point/ spotlight/ knight in shinning armor. You and research should probably meet before graduate school or you'll feel like me.. a bit lost.
3.Professors are sneaky.
So I had this professor give me a great tip, a starting point, a guiding light of where to start on some research. The information that was given to me was an elusive thing.. I couldn't find ANY journal articles, references, posters, ANYTHING. In shame I went to said professor and shared this news, only to find this information has never been published. WEEKS! It was WEEKS that I have been looking for this information.. and all they wanted was for me to ask for the information. Sneaky butts.
4. You'll feel stupid
Actually you'll feel stupid a lot.. or maybe its just me. There is just so much knowledge out there and everyone has a specific interest that if you have a similar interest you may feel behind. (There's hope, it's called WorldCat.org)
5. That you actually love this new frustrating life
I'm beginning to understand this crazy frustrating way of life and finally feeling like this is the place for me. Yes, it's frustrating, hard, but it's a challenge. A challenge that I am ready for and determined to be awesome at.. Challenge accepted.
How I feel when I have the wrong answer..
Every other word in my textbooks
How you feel about going to Grad school
Listening to a talk not related to my field.
How I felt a month into Grad school