Feb 25, 2009

Cheap, easy money

One great thing about going to a big research university? Getting paid for participating in experiments. Now I'm not talking the creepy, what-will-they-inject-me-with-today type of experiments. I participate in the easy ones-- experiments for my professors and also fellow grad students. I have to do things like read texts and sentences in German and answer questions... and I get paid for it. It's really a sweet deal. An hour or so of my time, and I'm 15-20 bucks richer than I was when I woke up in the morning. And sometimes they're even fun! Maybe I could branch out to other departments and see if I could earn a little more secondary income.