Monthly Archives: July 2010

My Road to the Ph.D.: Candidacy


There are two exams a Ph.D. student will take: the first being the doctoral candidacy exam and the second being the competency exam. I’ll be taking mine in May of 2011. Continue reading

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My Road to the Ph.D.: Moving into August


It is nearly August. August is going to be a month full of change–some good, some… different. Continue reading

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My Road to the Ph.D.: High Risk Environments Kill Students


We might have had a few authors and works that we needed to understand the significance of, but what I can say is that the lesson that was reiterated to me was that high risk environments kill students. Continue reading

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My Road to the Ph.D.: Students are NOT a “Waste of Time”


I was supposed to empathize with them for their frustrating experience of teaching a class that wasn’t intellectually stimulating enough for them, but I really feel bad for those students who had professors who neither know how or cared enough to learn how to properly teach and work them. Continue reading

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